Announcement Regarding the Postponement of the 2020 TOMODACHI-Mitsui & Co. Leadership Program
Announcement Regarding the Postponement of
the 2020 TOMODACHI-Mitsui & Co. Leadership Program
April 28, 2020
TOKYO, Japan, April 28, 2020 – U.S. Japan Council (Japan), TOMODACHI Initiative and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. have decided to postpone the 2020 TOMODACHI Mitsui & Co. Leadership Program.
Since 2013, Mitsui & Co. has supported the activities of the TOMODACHI Initiative* led by the U.S.-Japan Council (Japan). With the New York orientation scheduled for July 17, 2020, the TOMODACHI-Mitsui & Co. Leadership Program had been planned for September and October 2020, welcoming 10 (ten) young Japanese and American professionals to visit each other’s country for one week.
However, due to the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic, as well as the expert recommendations of national and international authorities including the World Health Organization (WHO), United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW), we have reached an agreement to postpone the program in order to ensure the participants’ safety.
With our sincere apologies to the applicants who applied for the program, we would like to express our appreciation in advance for your understanding given the current situation. New program dates will be determined appropriately and announced through our website and other communication methods. Applications already submitted will remain valid for the new program dates.
* About the TOMODACHI Initiative
The TOMODACHI Initiative is a public-private partnership between the U.S.-Japan Council and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, with support from the Government of Japan. Born out of support for Japan’s recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, TOMODACHI invests in the next generation of Japanese and American leaders through educational and cultural exchanges as well as leadership programs. The initiative seeks to foster a “TOMODACHI Generation” of young American and Japanese leaders who are committed to and engaged in strengthening U.S.-Japan relations, appreciate each other’s countries and cultures, and possess the global skills and mindsets needed to contribute to and thrive in a more cooperative, prosperous, and secure world. Visit us at www.tomodachi.org
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