Under the “KAKEHASHI Project” of Japan’s Friendship Ties Program, 25 Japanese high school & university students visited the United States of America from March 20 to March 27, 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 exchange program, they delivered a presentation and performance to introduce the attractiveness of Japan and Okinawa. 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.

U.S. Department of States
The White House
Japanese American United Church
Action Plan "To establish friendly relations with Japanese spirit"