Invitation Program for Japanese American Students

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan is conducting an Invitation Program for Japanese American students in June/July 2016. This dynamic new program aims to deepen students' understanding of Japan and to strengthen the relationship between Japan and new generations of young Japanese Americans. The students who are selected throughout the United States will visit Japan and take part in various activities to learn more about many different aspects of Japanese society and culture. The program description is as follows:
Sponsored by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Period: From June 24 to July 4, 2016
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
Qualifications: 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 24) 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 24:
June 25:
June 26:
June 27:
June 28:
June 29:
June 30:
July 1:
July 2:
July 3:
July 4:
Pre-departure Orientation in San Francisco
Departure from San Francisco
Arrival at Narita
Visit Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan/ Tokyo Tour
Visit Japanese High School
Trip to Kansai Area
Trip to Kansai Area
Trip to Kansai Area/Home Stay
Home Stay
Home Stay
Departure from Japan
***Subject to change. To be confirmed later.
Application: Application form is available HERE
Application Deadline: April 29,2016


For further information please contact: Mr. Yoshiro Tasaka Advisor for Community Affiars 275 Battery St., Suite 2100 San Francisco, CA 94111 Tel: (415) 780-6061 Fax: (415) 767-4200, email:

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