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Kakehashi Project


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) have partnered with Northwestern University and brought 23 economics and political science students on a free trip to Japan during Northwestern’s spring break. This trip was part of a larger project by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan called “Japan’s Friendship Ties Programs,” which organizes people-people exchanges between Japan and countries around the world. The goal of this trip was to promote a global understanding of Japan’s economy, society, history, diverse culture, politics, and diplomatic relations among Northwestern students with no prior background in Japan.

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