KIZUNA (bond) PROJECT

© Japan International Cooperation Center

© Japan International Cooperation Center

© Japan International Cooperation Center

© Japan International Cooperation Center

© Japan International Cooperation Center

The Japanese government launched a Youth-Exchange Project with Asia-Oceania and North America called (“Kizuna” (which means “bond”), under this project, approximately 9,000 youths from the Asian/Oceanian region had the opportunity to participate in this project. From the 10 AMSs, approximately 2,600 youths were involved. This project was part of a Japanese reconstruction plan to promote global understanding of Japan’s revival after the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. This component was closed in January 2015.