Nippon Through My Eyes: Japan as Seen by American Students is an exhibit of photographs taken by 32 American high school students during The Japan Foundation's JET Memorial Invitation Program (JET-MIP) last summer.
JET-MIP is dedicated to the memory of Taylor Anderson and Montgomery Dickson, two American English Teachers on the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program who lost their lives in the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011.
During the JET-MIP study tour of Osaka in western Japan and the northeastern Tohoku region that was affected by the disaster, the participants documented their impressions of Japan through photographs. These images range from glimpses into the difficulties caused by the disaster, to lighthearted scenes of hope, fun, and everyday life.
The public is invited to view the photographs and see Japan as the students experienced it.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. Open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM from now through March 12, 2013. Closed February 18.