Young Professional Community Advocates from Japan

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Sharing Knowledge and Promoting Dialogue about Local Revitalization
KAKEHASHI Project - The Bridge for Tomorrow 
June 11 - 13, 2014 in Austin TX
Austin, TX, June 5, 2104 - The Japan Foundation and the Japan-America Society of Greater Austin welcome nine Japanese young professionals, who are leaders in community revitalization to New York, NY and Austin, TX for a week-long tour.  The delegation represents various parts of Japan from Hokkaido in the North to Kagoshima in the South. They also represent various fields including community development, youth engagement, tourism, and sustainability.  During their trip, they will be meeting with NPOs, local government officials, and other organizations who are committed to improving local communities. During these visits, they will network with their counterparts at the organizations and start a dialogue about their initiatives and common goals.
The delegation will also take part in a networking session at the Japan Society while in New York and a Forum, co-sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Greater Austin, while in Austin, Texas.
This program is part of the "KAKEHASHI Project - The Bridge for Tomorrow -" within the Youth Exchange Program with North America promoted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA).  For further inquiry and information, please contact Kako Ito, Japan-America Society of Greater Austin at  
More information is available at the Japan Foundation KAKEHASHI website:
Kako Ito
President/Program Chair
Japan-America Society of Greater Austin