Monday, April 20, 2015

Summer Japan Exchange Program

See below for an excellent opportunity for Japanese Americans to travel to Japan this summer. Apply by May 1.

(June/July, 2015)
Sponsored by : Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan 
Period : From June 26 to July 7, 2015 
Purpose of This Program : Provide Japanese American students with an opportunity to learn various aspects of Japan (politics, economy, society, history, culture, language, etc.).
Promote mutual understanding and exchanges between Japanese and Japanese American younger generations. 
Number of Participants : 5
Qualification : Japanese American High school students
*High school students with multi racial background are highly encouraged to apply.
Individuals who hold American Nationality and who do not hold Japanese Nationality
Individuals who have strong interest in Japan
Individuals who lack opportunity and need assistance to learn about Japan
Individuals who were not previously invited to Japan by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on the same program 
Location of Home-Stay : “Kanto” area
Expenses to be Covered : Round-trip air ticket (Economy class) between US-Japan**
**Airport Tax, Fuel surcharge included
Transportation fee at San Francisco (June 26) as well as within Japan
Hotel and meals, Excursion fee, Insurance
Expenses not to be Covered : Passport issuance fee, transportation between your home and its nearest airport, communication expenses, expenses of mini bar and other hotel services, expenses of anything used for your private purpose.
Provisional Itinerary *** : June 26 Pre-departure Orientation at San Francisco
June 27 Departure from San Francisco
June 28 Arrival at Narita
June 29 Tokyo Tour
June 30 Visit Japanese High School
July 1 Trip to Kansai Area
July 2 Trip to Kansai Area
July 3 Trip to Kansai Area/ Home Stay
July 4 Home Stay
July 5 Home Stay
July 6 Visit Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan/ Tokyo Tour
July 7 Departure from Japan
***Subject to change. To be confirmed later.
Application Deadline : May 1, 2015
For further information, please contact Ms. Megumi Otsuka/ Mr. Scott Ritchie of the General Affairs Section at 543-3111.