Friday, February 11, 2011

Fellowship: Japan Travel Program for U.S. Future Leaders

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), in collaboration with the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), is offering an opportunity to participate in the Japan Travel Program for Future U.S. Leaders.

The goal of the program is to foster a new generation of future leaders in the United States who are interested in achieving a greater understanding of Japan and its roles in global affairs, and in engaging in dialogue and interchange with their counterparts in Japan. The Program will invite approximately twelve (12) second-year graduate students - no more than two from each U.S.-based APSIA school with full membership - to Japan as a group for a period of approximately ten (10) days in August, 2011. The group will consist of students who currently are or previously have been engaged in Japan studies as well as those who successfully demonstrate a serious interest in Japan but may not have previous exposure to the country.

Features of the Program:
The itinerary for the Program will be structured so that each participating student can acquire first hand knowledge of Japan and how it is trying to fulfill its shared global responsibilities. The itinerary may include but is not limited to the following elements:

  • Meeting experts in the fields of politics, economics, and civil society
  • Visiting relevant institutions including government ministries, think tanks, policy institutes, businesses, and non-profit organizations
  • One day in Tokyo for individual, self-organized research activities
  • Cultural excursions


All students invited to Japan through this program must fulfill each of the following requirements:

1) Possess United States citizenship or permanent residency, 2) Be a full-time student at an APSIA full member school and pursuing a Masters degree during the application process and time of the travel, 3) Demonstrate a serious interest in acquiring additional knowledge about Japan and its role in and impact on the international arena, 4) Have the willingness and ability to plan and schedule the self-organized research day with CGP support, and 5) Once selected as an invitee, agree to provide a substantial written report upon the conclusion of the travel and work with other participants to edit the final report.
The selection process includes nomination by a student’s respective APSIA school and a final selection process carried out by CGP in conjunction with APSIA.

Students may apply through the website

Students seeking further information may contact the Director of the Graduate Student Career Development Student Center at the Elliott School, Angella Griffin at

Applications need to physically be in New York by February 28th, 2011, so it is best to hand applications into Angella Griffin by Feburary 22, 2011.

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