Exchange program in Japan seeks applicants

The Japan-America Society of Hawaii is accepting applications from Hawaii students born between Sept. 1, 2006, and Aug. 31, 2007, who want to serve as Junior Ambassadors to the 30th Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention, July 12-24, 2018, in Fukuoka, Japan.

The six selected JAs from Hawaii will join over 200 students from 40 Asian Pacific countries and regions at a global youth camp and will participate in a home stay with a Japanese family. Travel between Honolulu and Japan, accommodations and transportation in Japan and most other costs are covered by the APCC and JASH.

Selected JAs also prepare for the summer trip with workshops in Honolulu.

To apply, submit a completed APCC application packet postmarked by Friday.

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The APCC promotes mutual understanding and friendship, nurtures international awareness in young people and works toward world peace and coexistence.

Questions about the program should be directed to Elizabeth Stanton-Barrera, or (808) 524-4450.

The Japan-America Society of Hawaii is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with the mission of promoting understanding and friendship between the peoples of Japan and the United States through the special and unique perspective of Hawaii.