CALLOWAY, Ky. (5/16/13) – Twenty-two students in the Japanese Language classes at Calloway County High School and Middle School have been selected to travel to Japan as part of the Kakehashi or “The Bridge for Tomorrow” program funded by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The program, co-sponsored by the JUSEC (Japan-U.S. Educational Commission) and The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership is part of Japan’s national economic stimulus package.The Kakehashi project is intended to build stronger relationships between future Japanese and American leaders through cultural youth exchange. U.S. participants will travel to Japan for an 11-day, fully funded study tour of Japan, which will include a 3 day home stay with a Japanese family. Similarly, Japanese participants will travel to the United States where they will visit local schools, do some light sightseeing, and complete a 3-day home stay with an American family.
19 CCHS high school students, 3 CCMS students, and 3 high school teachers (Marshall Ward, Kathy Adams, and Masayo Nakamura) will leave on May 26 from the Nashville airport, travel through Dallas and on to Japan with plans to return on June 5. The itinerary includes visits to Tokyo theaters, museums, and shrines, and a super express train ride to a smaller city where they will visit schools and spend time in the homes of Japanese host families.
Students participating are:
–Tia Crouse (Middle School)
–Jason Reynolds (Middle School)
–Patrick Adams (Middle School)
Information provided by David Dowdy
Photo provided by the Calloway County School System
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