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Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2009


The Application Deadline for 2009 is Over!

Thank you for your interest, but the deadline for 2009 has passed.
Please check the upcoming fellowship page for more new information.


  Program Date:   June 29, 2009 - July 11, 2009  
  June 29: Leaving US
June 30: Arriving to Tokyo
July 1: Program starts
July 10: Program ends
July 11: Returning to US

  Application Due :   February 28, 2009
  Location:   Japan
  Program Type:   Education Exchange, Public Affairs
  Contact:   Email:
Phone: Wendy Bennett, Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania, 412-433-5021

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  2009 Lesson Plans
  Danielle Altadonna
  • What geographic features influenced the early development of Japan?
  • A comparative study on the Economy of Japan and the United States
      Joan Marie Brylski
  • Shoshika: Japan's Declining Birthrate (doc)
  • Shoshika: Japan's Declining Birthrate (ppt)
      Rita Cato Cochrane
  • A look at Japanese Culture
      Lewis E. Huffman
  • The Japanese Economy: Post WWII and the Future
      Kimberlee Ann Johnsen
  • Bridging Ecological Challenges: Japan and the United States
      Kieran McLaughlin
  • The Human Geography of Japan
      Michael B. Raymer
  • Nippon Baseball Road Trip
      James Redelsheimer
  • Learning From The Japanese Economic Miracle: What Factors Lead To Economic Growth? (doc)
  • Learning From The Japanese Economic Miracle: What Factors Lead To Economic Growth? (ppt)
      Gary Renouf
  • Japan's Declining Birthrate
      Jason C. Ross
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

      Fellowship Overview  

    The Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies sponsored a ten days fellowship to Japan every summer for 10 educators in the U.S. and Canada, to learn first hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives.

      Fellowship Agenda  
      The ten days itinerary in Japan includes time in the greater Tokyo area and possibly in Kyoto and/or Nagoya; meetings with government officials, educators, and business people; visits to elementary and secondary schools; discussions with educational authorities, teachers, and students; tours of major industrial and corporate facilities; meetings with key business leaders; and a home stay with a Japanese family.  
      The fellowship covers air transportation from the fellow's home city to Japan and return, as well as, accommodations, transportation as called for by the itinerary, and some meals. Fellows have the opportunity to enjoy Japan's scenic beauty and cultural treasures while pursuing an understanding of the successes and concerns of contemporary Japanese society. Roundtable discussions between Japanese teachers and the participants, as well as, business leaders regarding educational issues will be a key feature of the fellowship. Educators will complete a project of curriculum materials or educational activities related to the theme of the fellowship to share with other educators. The Lesson Plans will be published on the Internet with contributions from each fellow.  
      Frequently Asked Questions  
      Q: Is there any free time for my own research in Japan?
      A: No. Basically the program runs from morning to evening almost everyday.  
      Q: Will meals be supplied?
      A: Keizai Koho Center (KKC) covers breakfast, lunch and dinner during the program. When KKC does not arrange lunch and/or dinner, you receive meal allowances; JPY2,000 per dinner and JPY 1,000 per lunch. The allowance should be enough unless fellows go to a fancy restaurant.  
      Q: Any out-of-pocket expenses?  
      A: An overnight homestay is a part of the program. You are kindly requested to bring a small gift(s) for the host family. Of course, shopping and any side trips (if and when you have time) are out-of-pocket.  
      Q: May I bring my spouse or partner?  
      A: No.  


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