Through the Invitational Group Tour Program, the Japan Foundation invites U.S. educators to visit Japan on a ten-day exchange and observation mission. Tour participants are administrative leaders of primary and secondary educational institutions which have opened or plan to open Japanese programs in schools.
The Japan Foundation hopes to establish administrative support for Japanese language education in the United States, and thereby enhance existing programs and expand opportunities for students to learn the language. By providing an opportunity to observe the cultural, societal, and educational conditions of Japan and to exchange ideas among educators and administrators, this program has been building professional networks between American and Japanese educators since 2008.
In Japan, the participants have the opportunity to visit educational institutions and experience Japanese cultural activities firsthand. Past participants have traveled to Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto, visiting schools and the Japan Foundation headquarters, and meeting with their Japanese counterparts in education.
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If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.