Under the “KAKEHASHI Project” of Japan’s Friendship Ties Program, 100 Japanese Americans and Asian Americans from the U.S. visited Japan from February 12 to February 19, 2019 to participate in the program aimed at promoting their understanding of Japan with regard to Japanese politics, economy, society, culture, history, and foreign policy. Through the lectures, observations and interactions with Japanese people etc., the participants enjoyed a wide range of opportunities to improve their understanding of Japan and shared their individual interests and experiences on social media. Based on their findings and learning in Japan, each group of participants made a presentation in the final session and reported on the action plans to be taken after returning to the U.S.

Natural Indigo Dyeing
Aizu Railway "Pisces Toro Outlook Train"
Imperial Palace
Action Plan "Keeping in touch with other participants + w/ host family"