From January 22nd to 29th, nine M.A. Asian Studies candidates embarked on the Kakehashi Project, a cultural exchange tour of Japan. Students spent seven days visiting government agencies, cultural sites, and universities in Tokyo and Nagasaki, including a brief homestay in a rural Nagasaki with a Japanese family.
On March 1st, the Japanese counterparts of the Kakehashi Project visited Georgetown University as a part of their week-long visit to Washington, D.C.
MASIA Students and Japanese students from Keio University and GRIPS at Georgetown.
Explore more photos of the MASIA students' trip here.
The Kakehashi Project is a fully-funded, large-scale youth exchange program between Japan and the United States. Promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Kakehashi aims to heighten potential interest in Japan and increase the number of overseas visitors to the country, as well as enhance international understanding of the “Japan brand,” or the nation’s strengths and attractiveness. The project is also anticipated to revitalize and boost the Japanese economy.