24-Hour Early Access – 2023 Kakehashi Program Applications Now Open to JACL Members! 

JACL Members get 24-hour early access to 2023 Kakehashi Program Applications!

JACL National is excited to announce the return of their in-person Kakehashi project trips! This year’s program will be from March 6 – March 14, 2023. This year’s cohort will consist of 37 participants who will travel to Japan with the purpose of enhancing their understanding of the Japanese economy, society, history, diverse culture, politics, and diplomatic policies of Japan through people-to-people exchanges. Participants are expected to play an active and important role in the future of U.S.-Japan relations.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this year’s program will consist of a smaller number of participants. Please be very thorough in your application. They are limiting the number of applications they will receive to 225. Individuals who participated in their virtual program in 2021 will be eligible to participate in this year’s trip, however, they will need to reapply!

Some changes to this year’s program include an increase in the age requirements; participants can be up to 27 years old when they leave for the trip. All participants who attend will also need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by CDC guidelines. All other requirements are laid out in the Kakehashi applications and online at jacl.org/kakehashi.

Applications will close on Sunday, December 11th at 11:59 pm Hawaiian Standard Time or after they have received 225 applications total

The JACL Kakehashi Program is coordinated by the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), and supported by funding from the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.