KAKEHASHI Project: Dispatch Emerging Researchers Group 1 14 Japanese Researchers to visit Washington D.C. to hold policy dialogue

September 3, 2014

The Japan Foundation has carried out the "KAKEHASHI Project – The Bridge for Tomorrow -" as the part of the Youth Exchange Program with North America, promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA). This program is to dispatch young researchers, who will assume a key role in Japan-U.S. intellectual exchange of the future, to the U.S.

With the cooperation of US-Japan Research Institute (USJI), a Washington D.C. based think tank jointly set up and run by eight Japanese universities, and Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) that conducts practical policy researches with the aim of realization of sustainable development, the Program will provide 14 emerging researchers the opportunity to visit the U.S, as the first group.

The participants are scheduled to stay in the U.S. for 10 days and exchange opinions with emerging researchers and policy makers of U.S. think tank in Washington D.C. and other cities, where U.S. policy related activities are carried out. They are also to visit leading companies and institutions of the U.S., and an NGO that assists in disaster recovery, to improve understanding of the U.S. and consider the future of Japan-U.S. relations.

Contact

Contact
The Japan Foundation
Youth Exchange Bureau: Yoshida (Mr.), Morozumi (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
 E-mail: press@jpf.go.jp
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