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Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2010


The Application Deadline for 2010 is Over!

Thank you for your interest, but the deadline for 2010 has passed.
Please check the upcoming fellowship page for more new information.



Program Dates:


June 28, 2010 - Departing from US

      June 29, 2010 - Arriving to Tokyo
      June 30, 2010 - Program starts
      July 9, 2010 - Program ends
      July 10, 2010 - Departing from Tokyo
      July 10, 2010 - Returning to US
  Application Due :   February 12, 2010
  Location:   Japan
  Program Type:   Education Exchange, Public Affairs
  Contact:   Email:
Phone: Kelly Chaney, Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania, 412-433-5021

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  2010 Lesson Plans
  Please visit the Keizai Koho Center website to get Lesson Plans.

  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.  
  Q: How many letters of recommendation should I submit?
  A: Most applicants submit 2-3 letters of recommendation.  
  Q: Can I have a student or a parent write a letter of recommendation?
  A: This is fine however, since it is an academic fellowship, it may be better to have someone that you have worked with or for in the education field.  
  Q: Is there a word/page limit for the project proposal narrative?
  A: There is no set limit but on average, the proposals we have received have been between 1-2 pages.  
  Q: Is there a file size limit when I submit my application?
  A: The total size should not exceed 3MB.  
  Q: What is the best method to send my application?
  A: Our preferred method is electronically with scanned letters of rec attached at end of file (multiple emails can be sent).  
  To learn more about the fellowship, please visit the Keizai Koho Center website.


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