Kakehashi: Reflections on America
with Special Networking Lunch

Friday, February 16
JASWDC Office (1819 L St NW, Suite B2)

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Presentations from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Networking Lunch from 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Free of Charge

Please register by Thursday, February 15 by 5:30 PM
Register Here

At the close of every Kakehashi Project trip, delegations are asked to give presentations about their time in either Japan or the United States. The 2018 Japan National Student Association Fund group will be giving their reflections on America at the Japan-America Society – what they expected, what they learned, and how this will shape their future. A special networking lunch with the students will follow.

Anyone is welcome to listen and be a part of the Q&A session and networking lunch. This program would be of special interest to those with a passion for international or intercultural education, study abroad, and cross-cultural relations.

You are welcome to attend either or both the presentations or the networking lunch.

The JNSA delegation is comprised of students from the following universities:

  • Hitotsubashi University (Faculty of Social Sciences)
  • Waseda University (School of Political Science & Economics)
  • Seikei University (Faculty of Economics)
  • Tsuda University (College of Liberal Arts)
  • Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (School of Language and Culture Studies)
  • International Christian University
  • Sophia University (Faculty of Global Studies)
  • The University of Tokyo

The Kakehashi Project is a fully-funded, large-scale youth exchange program between Japan and the United States. Promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Kakehashi aims to heighten potential interest in Japan and increase the number of overseas visitors to the country, as well as enhance international understanding of the “Japan brand,” or the nation’s strengths and attractiveness. The project is also anticipated to revitalize and boost the Japanese economy.

The objective of this program is to promote deeper mutual understanding among the people of Japan and the United States, enable future leaders of Japan-US exchanges to form networks, and help young people develop wider perspectives to encourage active roles at the global level in the future.