Kakehashi Student Presentations:
Japan National Student Association Fund

Wednesday, February 14
JASWDC Office (1819 L St NW, Suite B2)

3:30 – 5:30 PM
Free of Charge

Please register by Tuesday, February 13 by 5:30 PM
Register Here

As part of their Kakehashi Project trip to the United States, the students of the 2018 Japan National Student Association Fund delegation will be giving presentations at the Japan-America Society of Washington DC. Come join the students for an afternoon full of Japanese culture – there will be yukata kitsuke (dressing), origami demonstrations, and Soran Bushi (Japanese folk dance).

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

All attendees are invited to the February 16th closing program for the Kakehashi students, called Kakehashi: Reflections on America. This program includes a Special Networking Lunch.

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.