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About the Kizuna Project

"The Youth-Exchange Project with Asia-Oceania and North America (Kizuna (bond) Project)" is a project run by the Japanese government with the objective of promoting other countries' understanding with regards to Japan's revival efforts in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake. The project invites young people from 41 different countries/regions in Asia-Oceania and North America, allowing them to participate in exchange programs, visit disaster-affected areas and engage in volunteer activities. It also involves sending young people from Japan to target countries/regions. Over 12,000 people are to become part of the exchange through this project.

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*Duration of implementation: 2012 to the end of March 2013

The short-term invitation project, which represents the majority of the program, includes a 6-night and 7-day visit to areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake during the participants' 10-day stay in Japan. Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) was commissioned the implementation of the fully coordination of the disaster affected area in order to avoid confusion caused by various inquiries and correspondences regarding managerial matters made to the disaster affected areas by numerous implementing organizations.

Invitation Projects
Short term (10 days; approximately 9,710 people)
[Target]
(1) Asia-Oceania: High school and university students, etc
(2) North America: High school students
[Program content]
Lecture on disaster recovery, program in the disaster-affected areas (6 nights 7 days) (school exchange, local community exchange, volunteer activities, visit industrial facilities, etc.), homestay in other areas, school exchange, local community exchange, study tour, etc.
Long term (1 year; approximately 250 people)
[Target]
Asia-Oceania: High school and university students, etc.
[Program content]
Commuting to school from homestay residence, program to visit the disaster-affected areas (three times during the stay in Japan)
(volunteer activities, local community exchange, study tour, visit industrial facilities etc.)
Dispatching projects
Short term (10 days; approximately 2,495 people)
[Target]
(1) Asia-Oceania: High school and university students of the disaster affected areas
(2) North America: High school students of the disaster affected areas
[Program content]
English training (in North America only), intercultural experience, school exchange, homestay, study tour, presentations regarding disaster recovery, etc.
Long term (6 months or longer; approximately 200 people)
[Target]
North America: university and graduate students of the disaster affected areas
[Program content]
English training, business practice training, intercultural experience, internships, presentations regarding disaster recovery, etc.

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   ((North America))
      USA              Canada
   ((ASEAN Countries))
      Brunei              Cambodia        Indonesia        Laos        Malaysia
      Myanmar          Philippines       Singapore        Thai        Viet Nam
   ((SAARC countries))
      Afghanistan        Bangladesh        Bhutan        India
      Maldives            Nepal          Pakistan          Sri Lanka
   ((Other Asian))
      China           Korea           Mongolia           Taiwan          Timor-Leste
   ((Oceania, Pacific islands/regions))
      Australia     Cook Islands      Kiribati     Marshall Islands     Micronesia
      Nauru     New zealand     Niue     Palau     Tuvalu     Vanuatu