KAKEHASHI Project (U.S. Portion) Final Report

As part of the Japanese government initiative to promote youth exchanges between Japan and North America, the Japan Foundation organized the KAKEHASHI Project—the bridge for tomorrow, for two Japanese fiscal years from 2013 with an aim to expand opportunities for the younger generation in Japan and the United States to promote mutual understanding and friendship.

Under the project, approximately 4,600 young people from high schools, universities, and other institutions in Japan and the U.S. visited each other’s countries during the two-year period to communicate with people in the host country. Young people, so full of enthusiasm to learn, appreciate and enjoy different cultures, have formed many new friendships through this project.

This report consists of a summary the KAKEHASHI Project, the programs and activities presentation and the media coverage.


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