The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) with support from the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs are looking for students to participate in the 2015-2016 Kakehashi Program which aims to build cooperation between Japanese Americans/Asian Americans and Japan by providing students with a better understanding of Japan through a variety of fields, including politics, economics, and culture. Kakehashi Project alumni are encouraged to become effective advocates in enhancing U.S. – Japan relations.
Ideal candidates are Japanese-American or Asian-American, age 18-25, and enrolled in a undergraduate or graduate programs. Students who are selected will participate in a 9-day trip to Japan where they will visit a number of historical and educational sites, experience traditional and cultural activities, and participate in lectures and workshops. You can see the application and guidelines for further details. The first application deadline is September 30.