Day 2: Februray 16, 2017 The Kakehashi delegation kicked off with two government meetings, an in-country orientation, and a Japanese tea ceremony. Our hosts graciously presided over the program’s objectives, emergency contacts, and itinerary to orient our group to the program. Our first meeting was with the economic bureau in Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. […]
Kakehashi Project News
NEC's "KAKEHASHI Project – The Bridge for Tomorrow" was hosted by the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) and provided young NEC members a fully funded short-term study tour to Japan.
February 21st We started our last full day in Tokyo at theTochigi fish market. We were after the morning auction, but it was still bustling, so many varieties of fish. Many of us had super fresh sushi that by wide acclaim was the best people had ever had. Afterwards, we met with a representative of […]
February 18th – Home Stay Today we met our home stay families at the community center in Otawara, Tochigi Prefecture. They were all so excited to see us and greeted us with a warm welcome. Our family prepared a huge dinner and offered us some American cuisine in addition to Japanese. Many of us visited […]
Foreign Affairs, Green Tea, and Bullet Trains – The journey begins. I’m writing this post going 100 miles per hour on the Shiskanen! We started our first full daywith a nice Japanese breakfast at our hotel. We’ve had beautiful sunny weather so far. Our first meeting was an orientation with Makiko and Mikiko who explained […]
Day 1: February 15, 2017 Kakehashi Day 1 We arrived in Tokyo after a long but surprisingly comfortable flight, due to the great service and food provided by ANA. Upon arrival we met our host Aranishi-san, who guided us to our hotel. Despite being completely exhausted, we were thrilled to see the beginnings of the […]