People-to-People Exchange

KAKEHASHI Project

April 12, 2019

1 Overview:

KAKEHASHI Project is a people to people exchange program between Japan and North America.

2 Objectives

  • To promote mutual trust and understanding among the peoples of Japan, the US and Canada, and to build a basis for future friendship and cooperation.
  • To encourage an understanding of Japan.
  • To convey information about Japan to the public through participants of this project.

3 Program Overview

(1) INBOUND Program

  • Target: High school students, college students, graduate students and young professional individuals.
  • Number of Participants: Approximately 1,000 (for FY 2019).
  • Period: Approximately 10 days in principle.
  • Contents:
    • (i) To attend lectures on Japanese economy, society, history, culture and diplomatic relations to promote a better understanding of Japan.
    • (ii) To participate in school exchange programs.
    • (iii) To visit educational sites and institutions, high-tech and traditional industries, world heritage sites, provincial government offices and to participate in cross-cultural events, workshops, and discussions with local people.
    • (iv) To participate in hands-on-learning experiences such as home-stays and home-visits, and cultural arts events.
    • (v) To convey information about Japan through reporting sessions and Social Networking Services during/after the program.

(2) OUTBOUND Program

  • Target: High school students, college students, graduate students and young professional individuals.
  • Number of Participants: Approximately 300 (for FY2019).
  • Period: Approximately 10 days in principle.
  • Content
    • (i) To participate in school exchange programs.
    • (ii) To visit educational sites and institutions, high-tech and traditional industries, world heritage sites, provincial government offices, and to participate in cross-cultural events, workshops, and discussions with local people.
    • (iii) To participate in hands-on-learning experiences such as home-stays and home-visits, and cultural arts events.
    • (iv) To convey information about Japan to the public in the visiting country in order to promote a better understanding of Japan.