INVITATION PROGRAM FOR JAPANESE AMERICAN STUDENTS(June/July, 2018)(Application Deadline: April 17, 2018)

Sponsored by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Period   From June 23 to July 3, 2018
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 4
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 23     Departure from the United States
June 24     Arrival at Narita
June 25     Visit Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan/ Tokyo Tour
June 26     Visit Japanese High School
June 27     Trip to Kansai Area
June 28     Trip to Kansai Area
June 29     Trip to Kansai Area/ Home Stay
June 30      Home Stay
July 1        Home Stay
July 2        Tokyo Tour
July 3        Departure from Japan
***Subject to change. To be confirmed later.
If interested, please submit the completed application form and all information by mail to Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville if you reside in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, or Tennessee (please contact Information and Culture Section for inquiry).  Otherwise, please check your local Consulate-General of Japan (see attached list). Residents of Washington, D.C. should send information to the Embassy of Japan. 

Deadline for application submission:  April 17, 2018.