JACL Kakehashi Program- Deadline: September 23, 2018, 11:59 PM HST

Dates: December 12-20, 2018

Deadline: September 23, 2018, 11:59 PM HST


Program Overview


Up to 92 participants will be selected to participate in this year’s JACL Kakehashi Program, coordinated by the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), and supported by funding from the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).


Selected participants will attend 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. Each trip will visit Tokyo and one other city to be announced.




1.  Students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university OR a young professional who has completed a bachelor or master degree program from an accredited college or university

2.  Between the ages of 18-25 years old

3.  Japanese American heritage. By providing participants with a better understanding of Japan through a variety of fields, including politics, economics, and culture, the Kakehashi Project builds relationships between Japan and Japanese Americans. Kakehashi Project alumni are encouraged to become effective advocates in enhancing U.S.- Japan relations.

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