Recruiting for the Invitation Program for
Japanese American Students


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan is pleased to offer the opportunity for 4 Japanese American high school students to travel to Japan in order to learn more about the country and promote mutual understanding and exchange between younger generations of Japanese and Japanese American. Please see below for the details of the program:


Invitation Program for Japanese American Students (June/July, 2019) Program Description

Sponsored by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Period: From June 29 to July 9, 2019


Purpose of This Program

  • Provide Japanese American students with an opportunity to learn about various aspects of Japan (politics, economy, society, history, culture, language, etc.).
  • Promote mutual understanding and exchange 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 a strong interest in Japan
  • Individuals who lack opportunity and need assistance to learn about Japan
  • 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 Covered:

  • Passport issuance fee
  • Transportation between your home and its nearest airport
  • Communication expenses
  • expenses of the mini bar and other hotel services
  • expenses of anything used for your private purpose

Provisional Itinerary*:

  • June 29: Departure from the United States
  • June 30: Arrival at Narita
  • July 1: Visit Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan/Tokyo Tour
  • July 2: Visit Japanese High School
  • July 3: Trip to Kansai Area
  • July 4: Trip to Kansai Area
  • July 5: Trip to Kansai Area/Home Stay
  • July 6: Home Stay
  • July 7: Home Stay
  • July 8: Tokyo Tour
  • July 9: Departure from Japan

*Subject to change. To be confirmed later.


Applying to the Program


Applicants should submit the application form to the Consulate General of Japan in your region. The residents of Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC should submit the application form to the Embassy of Japan. To find the Consulate General of Japan in your region, please visit:http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc/consulate-guide.html.


For any inquiries, please contact the Management and Coordination section of the Embassy of Japan (Tel: 202-238-6700 or Email: recruit_embjapan@ws.mofa.go.jp).


Deadline for application submission for Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC residents to the Embassy of Japan is Friday, April 26, 2019. All application materials must be received through email (recruit_embjapan@ws.mofa.go.jp) or in hard copy by mail by the deadline.