Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship
Since 1980, the Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) has sponsored a Teacher Fellowship to Japan for educators in the U.S. and Canada. The Fellowship allows teachers to learn firsthand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives. Highlights of the fellowship include visits to Japanese schools, major companies, and industrial facilities. In addition, sightseeing excursions are planned to allow the fellows to learn about Japanese culture and society.
The 2018 application is now closed.
Please review the application guidelines and lesson plans in preparation for next year's application period. We anticipate the 2019 application will open in late 2018.
2013 Pittsburgh-area fellow Ashlee Beckett was featured as a newsmaker in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Check out our Facebook page to see some photos and learn more about the Fellowship.
The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania administers the Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship by coordinating the program's public relations, selection, orientation, alumni communication, and activities.
The Keizai Koho Center (KKC) is the independent, nonprofit organization affiliated with Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation). Its mission is to promote a better understanding of Japan's economy and society, both in Japan and abroad through a variety of publications, programs, fellowships and exchanges.