Kakehashi Project 2016

On 13 February 2016, twenty-one undergraduate and graduate students from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver and Okanagan) and the University of Victoria travelled to Japan to spend a week in Yokohama, Sapporo and Tokyo. The students, all selected on the basis of their interest in Japan as well as their academic and leadership achievements, were the first such Canadian delegation. This was the ‘Kakehashi Project’, the North American component of a comprehensive cultural exchange program launched and sponsored by the Japanese government to strengthen trust and understanding between the Japanese and Canadian people.

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