Kakehashi Project

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To promote people-to-people exchanges between Japan and nations worldwide, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan conducts Japan's Friendship Ties Programs, which send approximately 5,000 people to or from Japan each year. The North American portion of these programs is called the Kakehashi Project. The Japanese word "kakehashi" means "bridge," symbolizing the lasting relationships participants form with Japan and its people as they become bridges between both nations and cultures.

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