Under the “KAKEHASHI Project” of Japan’s Friendship Ties Program, 25 Japanese high school students and supervisor visited the United States of America from February 2 to February 9, 2019 to participate in the program aimed at promoting the understanding of Japan with regard to its politics, economy, society, culture, history, and foreign policy.

During the school exchange program, they delivered a presentation and performance to introduce the attractiveness of Japan. Through the observation of various sites, the participants enjoyed a wide range of opportunities to improve their understanding of the US and Japan-US relations, and shared their individual interests and experiences through social media. Based on their findings and experience in the US, each group of participants made a presentation in the final session and reported on the action plans to be implemented after returning to Japan.

Newman -Smith High School
University of North Texas
Action Plan "Sharing experience through SNS, presentation and school magazines"