Under the "KAKEHASHI Project" of Japan's Friendship Ties Programs, 66 Japanese Americans and supervisors from the U.S. visited Japan from February 26 to March 4, 2020 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.

[Observation] Japan Overseas Migration Museum
[Cultural Experience] Mochi-Tsuki (Race cake making)
[Courtesy Call] Ms. OMI Asako, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Action Plan "Through sharing our experiences, we advocate willingness to learn about other cultures and trying to new things and encourage others to participate in Kakehashi"