Under the “KAKEHASHI Project” of Japan’s Friendship Ties Program, 75 university students and supervisors from the U.S. visited Japan from March 10 to March 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.

La Collina Omihachiman
Japanese Harp Experience
Nanbu Town Wholesale Market
Action Plan "One student has been recording footage to create a mini-documentary capturing the experience shared by the members of our group which may screen at a film festival in Georgia"