AJC's ACCESS, Campus Affairs Department, and Asia Pacific Institute (API) are partnering for the third time with the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a mission to Japan, January 7-14, 2018.

The Kakehashi Project is a young leadership exchange program promoted by Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to expose young people to Japanese society, culture, and politics.

Participants will experience Japanese culture, learn about the Jewish community in Japan, and engage with the Japanese political sphere all while exploring a beautiful country that is one of the world’s leading technological innovators.

This initiative was launched to (1) build understanding and bridges for cooperation between young Jewish Americans and Japan; (2) promote Jewish-American understanding of Japan in a variety of fields, including politics, economics, and culture; and (3) empower alumni to be advocates in advancing U.S.-Japan relations in the future.

The program is open to university students or young professionals who are between the ages of 18 and 28 at the time of trip. The trip is heavily subsidized (transportation in Japan, three meals per day, and hotel accommodations), with participants being responsible only for the cost of round-trip airfare to and from Japan as well as any personal expenses they accrue throughout the trip. Participants must be U.S. citizens who are residing in the U.S. at the time of the trip.

Applications are now closed.

For more information, please contact Dganit Abramoff, Senior Program Associate for AJC's Asia Pacific Institute, at abramoffd@ajc.org.

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