The Amway Japan Foundation and the TOMODACHI Initiative have established a new program, “TOMODACHI Amway Japan Foundation Tohoku Future Leader Program.”
This program is designed to emphasize the local charms of Tohoku and is a part of the Amway Japan Foundation’s Tohoku reconstruction project “Remember HOPE.” It will be offered for three years from 2019 to 2021. In its inaugural year, 2019, the program will support high school students residing in the town of Minami Sanriku in Miyagi Prefecture, where “Remember HOPE” has already been providing aid.
The program participants will travel to the United States during an upcoming spring break in 2019, upon completing a series of pre-departure seminars, which not only include studying English and American culture, but also site visits within the town to see tourism resources and find the challenges facing the town. During the U.S. trip, the participants will have opportunities to learn about the best practices of regional approaches for inbound tourism in the United States and interact with local high school students. After returning to Japan, the participants will revitalize their town further by utilizing lessons learned in the United States, based on a theme chosen by Minami Sanriku officials relating to tourism.
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