KAKEHASHI Project: Japan-U.S. Youth Exchange Project 23 Japanese American Young Adults, Group 1 5/19 - 29, to visit Japan and trace the history and roots of Japanese descendants

May 14, 2014

Starting from May 2014, the Japan Foundation will carry out Japanese American Young Adults Invitation Program, as part of the "KAKEHASHI Project – The Bridge for Tomorrow" within the Youth Exchange Program with North America promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA). In three separate times, the Program will invite a total of 100 selected Japanese American university and graduate students from all over the U.S.

Participants will learn the roots of Japanese Americans and their role on Japan-U.S. relations through visiting immigration related facilities in Japan and meeting Japanese descendants who work in private companies. They will experience Japanese culture, such as sensu (Japanese folding fan) coloring and Japanese tea ceremony, and will also learn about Japanese cutting-edge technologies. Furthermore, they will visit local cities to deepen their understanding of Japan’s strengths and attractiveness through exchange activities with local schools students and residents.

Contact

Contact
The Japan Foundation
Youth Exchange Bureau: Ohnishi (Mr.), Ono (Ms.)
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6022
E-mail: Makoto_Ohnishi@jpf.go.jp / Asami_Ono@jpf.go.jp
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Press Contact
The Japan Foundation
Communication Center: Kawakubo (Ms.), Mugitani (Ms.)
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6089 Fax: +81-(0)3-5369-6044
E-mail: press@jpf.go.jp
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