Since 1980, the Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) has sponsored a Study Tour to Japan for educators in the U.S. and Canada. The Fellowship allows teachers to learn firsthand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives. Highlights of the fellowship include visits to Japanese schools, major companies, and industrial facilities. In addition, sightseeing excursions are planned to allow the fellows to learn about Japanese culture and society.
The application for 2020 is now open! The deadline is January 15, 2020.
Program Schedule: June 22-June 30, 2020 (Tentative)
Please review the guidelines before you apply.
Costs covered by KKC
KKC provides round trip air transportation from participants' home city to Japan, as well as accommodations, ground transportation and meals associated with the ten day program.
To participate in the Study Tour, applicants are required to agree to:
How to Apply
Applications must include all required documents and be submitted no later than January 15, 2020 to the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania (JASP), the North American representative of the KKC Study Tour. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Required Documents (Electronic copies required)
After gathering all above documents electronically, please visit 2020 Online Application to apply for the KKC Study Tour by the aforementioned deadline.
A special committee will select and notify each fellow in writing on March 1, 2020. Submitted application documents become the property of the KKC and cannot be returned.
Click here for additional information and application guidelines.
Contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 412-856-8608, Katsuko Shellhammer
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The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania administers the Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship by coordinating the program's public relations, selection, orientation, alumni communication, and activities.
The Keizai Koho Center (KKC) is the independent, nonprofit organization affiliated with Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation). Its mission is to promote a better understanding of Japan's economy and society, both in Japan and abroad through a variety of publications, programs, fellowships and exchanges.