"KAKEHASHI Project" Chiba Municipal Inage Senior High School (Chiba)

Dispatch in January 2014

Group 3 (High School and Technical College Students)
Chiba Municipal Inage Senior High School (Chiba)

Period:January 12 - 25
Local Visit Destination:Dr. Phillips High School (Florida)
Number of Participants: 25

Tour Photo Album

Photo of Orientation in Tokyo (Presentation practice)
Orientation in Tokyo
(Presentation practice)

Photo of Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits (Learning about U.S. history and culture)
Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
(Learning about U.S. history and culture)

Photo of The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (JFLA)
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (JFLA)

Photo of Dinner in Santa Monica
Dinner in Santa Monica

Photo of Orientation in the U.S.(Presentation practice)
Orientation in the U.S.
(Presentation practice)

Photo of School exchange at Long Beach Polytechnic High School
School exchange at Long Beach Polytechnic High School

Photo of Space Center Houston (Learning about U.S. cutting-edge technology and industry)
Space Center Houston
(Learning about U.S. cutting-edge technology and industry)

Photo of Community event at Rice University (Presentation)
Community event at Rice University
(Presentation)

Photo of Dinner in Houston
Dinner in Houston

Photo of Meeting the host family
Meeting the host family

Photo of School exchange at Dr. Phillips High School (Participating in a class)
School exchange at Dr. Phillips High School
(Participating in a class)

Photo of Return to Narita International Airport
Return to Narita International Airport

Voices from Participants

1. What impressed you most in this experience of promoting the charms of Japan in the U.S.?

  • I deepened a friendship with the presentation group members and enjoyed interacting with the students of other participating schools. My host family and the U.S. students showed great interest in Japan and this made me happy. I realized my presentation skills improved every time I made.
  • It was interesting to experience high school life in the U.S. and to discover a lot of differences from that of Japan. Through the presentations, I learnt the pleasure of expressing myself and realized that it is important to try to speak no matter what your language skill level.

2. What would you like to pass on to people in your community and school after you return to Japan?

  • I found that learning about foreign cultures and interacting with foreign people broaden our perspective and help us to improve our language skills.
  • I was able to introduce Japan’s charms and attractiveness, and to explain about Cool Japan to many people in the U.S. through my presentations. I would like to tell people that I was also able to cultivate myself through practicing and making presentations.

3. Please freely describe your experience in the KAKEHASHI Project.

  • Through a lot of practices and opportunities to make presentations to introduce Japan’s charm, I have bettered myself so much. It was very fruitful twelve days having chances to interact with the U.S. high school and university students as well as adults. I would like to make use of this experience in the future.
  • This program was well-organized, so I was able to experience diverse cultures of the U.S. and it became an unforgettable stay. I think visiting the U.S. high school became a valuable experience in my life and will never forget.

[Contact Us]

The Japan Foundation Youth Exchange Bureau
TEL : +81-(0)3-5369-6022 FAX : +81-(0)3-5369-6042
infokakehashi@jpf.go.jp
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