Japan’s 2018 Friendship Ties Program “Kakehashi Project” Report Session and Welcome Reception Report (03/14/19)

  On March 14, Consul General Hatori hosted a report session and welcome back reception at his residence for Japan’s 2018 Friendship Ties Program “Kakehashi Project.”

  This year, 15 participants from H.J. Cambie Secondary School, 17 from Simon Fraser University, 2 winners of the 2017 Japan Bowl from Killarney Secondary School, and 1 winner of the 2018 BC Japanese Speech contest from the University of British Columbia traveled to Japan where they engaged in various cultural activities including touring government offices, visiting museums and shrines in Tokyo, interacting with high school students and homestay families, and observing local industries in smaller municipalities. To reciprocate the exchange, 13 students from Osaka University visited Vancouver and Victoria and sightsaw such landmarks as the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia and the Royal BC Museum in addition to partaking in workshops and cultural activities with SFU students.

  At the report session were members of the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE), the Richmond School District, the Asian Pacific Foundation (APF), representatives of JET Alumni Association of BC (JETAABC), the Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship Alumni Association of BC & Yukon, and various media personnel. Participants who visited Japan presented on their experiences and highlighted their impressions of Japanese society and people. The students from Osaka University also shared in English their most memorable experience during their stay in Canada.

Click here to learn more about the Japan Friendship Ties Program “Kakehashi Project”:
https://www.mofa.go.jp/na/na1/page22e_000748.html

Remarks by Consul General Hatori

Presentation by H.J. Cambie

Presentation by SFU

Presentation by Osaka University

Presentation by 2017 Japan Bowl winning team (Killarney Secondary School)

Presentation by 2018 BC Japanese Speech Contest winner (UBC)

H.J. Cambie students pose with Consul General Hatori

SFU participants pose with Consul General Hatori

Osaka University participants pose with Consul General Hatori

2018 Japan Bowl winner from Killarney Secondary and 2018 BC Japanese Speech Contest winner pose with Consul General Hatori