A New Partnership with the U.S.-Japan Research Institute

A New Partnership with the U.S.-Japan Research Institute

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Linda Cotton
September 11, 2012

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) and the U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI) formalized a ground-breaking partnership on September 11th that will connect Japan’s top eight universities to TWC's programs.


TWC's partnership will work with USJI to develop a grant proposal providing 20 Japanese students with funding during their time to Washington, D.C. The proposed two-week program will promote engagement between Japanese and U.S. students to identify “cross-sector” solutions to the challenges facing Japan’s hard-hit Tohoku Region.


USJI institutions include:


  • Doshisha University
  • Keio University
  • Kyoto University
  • Kyushu University
  • Ritsumeikan University
  • University of Tokyo
  • University of Tsukuba
  • Waseda University

“This is an exciting step with great potential,” said Mike Smith, president of The Washington Center. “We are proud to work with USJI to increase the opportunities for a more globalized education experience for both American and Japanese students.”


[View photos of the event on our Flickr channel]

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