KAKEHASHI Project-The Bridge for Tomorrow

                          Japanese American Young Adults Invitation Program

The “KAKEHASHI Project-The Bridge for Tomorrow” is a youth exchange project, promoted by the Ministry Foreign Affairs in Japan, to heighten potential interest in Japan and increase the number of overseas visitors to the country, as well as enhance international understanding of the “Japan brand,” and the nation’s strengths and attractiveness, such as Japanese-style values and “Cool Japan.” The KAKEHASHI Project- Japanese American Young Adults Invitation Programprovides a fully funded short-term study tour to Japan for undergraduate and graduate students (ages 18-25 years old at the time of application) in the United States.

The goals of Japanese American Young Adults Invitation Program are (1) to continue building cooperation between Japanese Americans and Japan, (2) to promote Japanese Americans a better understanding of Japan in a variety of fields including politics, economy and culture, and (3) to encourage Kakehashi alumni to be effective advocates in enhancing U.S.-Japan relations.

Click below to download information about the program and eligibility requirements:

 

 Application & Notification Schedule

 

 Application Procedure

 

Completed applications and all requested documentation must be received by the Japanese American Citizens League no later than the deadline application dates specified above. The application may be submitted online, via e-mail or hard-copy.

How to apply:

  • Click [here] to apply online
  • Download KAKEHASHI Application (PDF / Word) and submit by:      
    • E-mail: japanprogram@jacl.org
      (Please include first and last name in subject line)
    • Hardcopy:   Kakehashi Program
      c/o Japanese American Citizens League
      1629 K Street NW, Suite 400
      Washington, D.C. 20006

For inquiries, please contact Amy Watanabe, Kakehashi Coordinator at (202) 223-1240 or japanprogram@jacl.org.

 

Organizations involved in the implementation of the program:
Funded by the Japan-U.S. Educational Commission (Fulbright Japan)
Co-Organized by the Japan Foundation and The Laurasian Institution in the U.S.
In partnership with the Japanese American Citizens League

 

 

The Japanese American Young Adults Invitation Program is part of the “KAKEHASHI Project: The Bridge for Tomorrow”, a youth exchange project promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan, designed to heighten potential interest in Japan and increase the number of overseas visitors, as well as enhance international understanding of the “Japan brand,” and the nation’s strengths and attractiveness, such as Japanese-style values and “Cool Japan.”

For more information about The KAKEHASHI Project- The Bridge for Tomorrow, please visit: http://www.laurasian.org/kakehashi/

 

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