Morgan Stanley Renews “Building the TOMODACHI Generation” Program as Sole Sponsor
~ ‘Morgan Stanley Ambassadors Program’ to Invite University Students with High Aspirations ~
TOKYO, July 11, 2016 –Morgan Stanley Japan Holdings Co., Ltd. announced today that it has become the sole sponsor of “Building the TOMODACHI Generation”, a leadership-training and cross-cultural exchange program for Japanese and American university students through the TOMODACHI Initiative, a public-private partnership between the U.S.-Japan Council and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo that invests in the next generation of leaders in the two countries.
“Building the TOMODACHI Generation: Morgan Stanley Ambassadors Program” is an intensive, two-week program in Washington, D.C. that engages 12 Japanese and 9 U.S. students in addressing social challenges through enhancing their understanding of civil society, teamwork and global collaboration skills. As part of the program, the students will develop an initiative or project to support the long-term recovery of Japan’s Tohoku region that was affected by the Great East Japan earthquake in 2011.
Between 2014 and 2016, Morgan Stanley joined three leading Japanese corporations to support the first phase of this program. The program, the second phase of which is funded solely by Morgan Stanley through the TOMODACHI Initiative, is a partnership between the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) and the U.S.-Japan Research Institute, and is administered by TWC.
“Morgan Stanley is honored to continue to be part of the TOMODACHI Initiative, by renewing this leadership-building program as the sole sponsor,” said Jonathan B. Kindred, President and CEO of Morgan Stanley Japan Holdings. “As our Firm has a deep and long-term commitment to Japan, we see the importance of cultivating the next generation of leaders in Japan who have cross-cultural understanding and global skills.”
“We are delighted to welcome Morgan Stanley to our group of strategic partner companies that support the TOMODACHI Initiative,” said Irene Hirano Inouye, U.S.-Japan Council President. “Thanks to the generosity of Morgan Stanley, the ‘Building the TOMODACHI Generation’ program will continue to bring together Japanese and American university students to develop civil-society based projects to address the challenges in the Tohoku Region.”
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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. 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.