What is Asia KAKEHASHI Project?
Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe created this initiative to strengthen relations between Japan and the rest of Asia, KAKEHASHI (Japanese for “Building Bridges”), provides full scholarships for 1,000 Asian high school students to study in Japan’s public and private high schools over the next five years. Together with 40,000 Japanese teens, these students will improve their global competence skills and learn more about each other’s countries.
- It is a full scholarship funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to build bridges between high school students in Japan and in Asia.
- This scholarship provided opportunities to Asian high school students to study and be culturally immersed in Japan for 10 months.
- Selected students will study in a Japanese high school while staying with a host family or in a school dormitory.
- The other main goal of this program is to expose Asia high school students to Japanese culture, local communities, and industries and as well as Japanese high school students to Asian students.
Name of Program: Asia KAKEHASHI Project
Program Type: Government Fully-Funded Scholarship
Program Duration: 9 months
Program Start Date: June 2022
Program End Date: March 2023
Placement: Japanese High School and Host Family
Deadline of Application: December 8, 2021
Note: Program dates are subject to change
Asia KAKEHASHI Project (Memorandum for 2022-23)