Date and Time
Feb. 28 (Fri.) 10:00am-12:00pm

Venue
Ambassador Room, The Embassy Row Hotel
2015 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036

Abstract
Presentations by international teams of Japanese and American participants of the Building the TOMODACHI Generation program. Teams will propose civil-society based projects to address the challenges faced in the Tohoku Region. Winning project teams will travel to Japan to continue their partnership with a service project in Tohoku. This program is generously supported by the TOMODACHI Fund for Exchanges donors, Mitsubishi Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, and Hitachi Ltd., as well as Morgan Stanley.
The two-week Building the TOMODACHI Generation civic engagement program will bring 16 college students from top Japanese universities to Washington, DC from February 15, 2014 to March 1, 2014. The Japanese students will join 12 American peers for a robust leadership-based curriculum that enhances students’ understanding of the principles, challenges and potential of civil society.

Judges
Edson Mori, Senior Investment Officer, Inter-American Development Bank
Michael B. Smith, President, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
Katsuichi Uchida, President, U.S.-Japan Research Institute / Vice President, Waseda University

Co-host by
U.S.-Japan Council / The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

Organized by: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI)

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