KAKEHASHI Project: Short-term Dispatch of Student Scientists 23 top performers of Science Intercollegiate to visit the U.S.

August 26, 2014

The Japan Foundation has carried out "KAKEHASHI Project – The Bridge for Tomorrow – " as part of the Youth Exchange Program with North America promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA). In cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), the Project will give the opportunity to visit the United States to 23 students recognized as top performers at the 3rd Science Intercollegiate held in March, 2014.

The participants are scheduled to stay in the U.S. for 10 days and make their presentations at U.S. companies as well as universities. Other than talking about Japan’s science and technology, they also visit world-famous laboratories and organizations to interact with young American scientists.

The Science Intercollegiate hosted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) is a research competition for nationwide university and college students studying natural science. At the 3rd Science Intercollegiate held in March, 2014, one team, five teams and ten teams out of the 171 teams which passed the application screening received the Ministry of Education and Science Award, the Japan Science and Technology Agency President Award and the Science Intercollegiate Encouragement Award respectively.
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The Japan Foundation
Youth Exchange Bureau: Ohnishi (Mr.)
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6022 Fax: +81-(0)3-5369-6042
E-mail: jfkakehashi@jpf.go.jp
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The Japan Foundation
Communication Center: Kawakubo (Ms.), Mugitani (Ms.)
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6089 Fax: +81-(0)3-5369-6044
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