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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 to bring 23 economics and political science students on a free trip to Japan during Northwestern’s spring break. This trip is 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 is 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.

Program Activities



Travel Timeframe

The trip will be during Northwestern’s spring break, returning on the first day of Spring Quarter classes. Accepted students are required to confirm with their professors that they are excused for missing the first day of classes.

Withdrawal Policy

All participants are fully responsible for costs associated with cancellation, excluding medical problems and emergency issues.

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