Invitation Program for Japanese Americans (Application deadline: April 29, 2017)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan is conducting an Invitation Program for Japanese American students in June/July 2017.  This dynamic new program aims to deepen students understanding of Japan and to strengthen the relationship between Japan and new generations of young Japanese Americans.  The students who are selected throughout the United States will visit Japan and take part in various activities to learn more about many different aspects of Japanese society and culture.  The program description is as follows:
Sponsored by                           :  Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Period                                       :  From June 24 to July 4, 2017

Purpose of This Program       :  Provide Japanese American students with an opportunity to learn various aspects of Japan (politics,  
                                                     economy, society, history, culture, language, etc.).

                                                     Promote mutual understanding and exchanges between Japanese and Japanese American younger generations.
Number of Participants          :  5
Qualification                            :  Japanese American High school students 
                                                       *High school students with multi racial background are highly encouraged to apply.
                                                      Individuals who hold American Nationality and who do not hold Japanese Nationality
                                                      Individuals who have strong interest in Japan
                                                      Individuals who lack opportunity and need assistance to learn about Japan , and
                                                      Individuals who were not previously invited to Japan by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on the same program
Location of Home-Stay           :  “Kanto” area
Expenses to be Covered          :  Round-trip air ticket (Economy class) between US-Japan**
                                                                      **Airport Tax, Fuel surcharge included
                                                      Transportation fee within Japan
                                                      Hotel and meals, Excursion fee, Insurance
Expenses not to be Covered   :  Passport issuance fee, transportation between your home and its nearest airport, communication expenses,   
                                                     expenses of mini bar and other hotel services, expenses of anything used for your private purpose.

Provisional Itinerary ***        :  June 24     Departure from the United States
                                                      June 25     Arrival at Narita
                                                      June 26     Visit Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan/
                                                                        Tokyo Tour

                                                      June 27     Visit Japanese High School
                                                      June 28     Trip to Kansai Area
                                                      June 29     Trip to Kansai Area 
                                                      June 30     Trip to Kansai Area/ Home Stay
                                                      July 1        Home Stay
                                                      July 2        Home Stay
                                                      July 3        Tokyo Tour
                                                      July 4        Departure from Japan
       ***Subject to change. To be confirmed later.
Application                             : Application form is available HERE
Application Dead line            : April 29, 2017
For  further information please contact:
Tel: (305)530-9090
Fax: (305)530-0950