Who is funding this scholarship? 

AFS Japan has been appointed by the national Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to run the Kakehashi project, focused on facilitating intercultural exchange and understanding between teenagers in Japan and 20 other Asian countries. This government-sponsored program will provide full scholarships for 1,000 Asian high school students to study in Japan’s public high schools over the next five years. Together with 40,000 of their Japanese peers, these students will develop greater global competence and understanding of each other’s countries.

School Trip to Tokyo 

By Shreesti Poudel, Participant from Nepal, Hosted in Japan, Asia Kakehashi Project 2018

School Trip with Friends

“I am so happy to be here being on my school trip in Tokyo. I wanted to share my sincere gratitude to all involved because where I am right now is just because of your cooperation and support. Thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity.”

My First Experience

By Rinzin Tamang, Participant from Bhutan, Hosted in Japan, Asia Kakehashi Project 2018

“I feel so delighted to prepare Ema Dathsi  (Bhutanese dish) for my beloved host family. Though Bhutanese dishes are spicy they still loved it! This is an unforgettable experience for me and I want to thank each and everyone for giving me a chance for this cultural exchange experience.”