04.26.2018

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Columbia Business School’s Venture for All® Program

This summer, 5 students from a private high school in Tokyo and 5 international students from across the globe will be traveling to New York City to participate in Columbia Busines...

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03.08.2017

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Japan Empowerment Info-Session at UCLA

To answer any burning questions for all of the Japan Empowerment applicants that missed it, we recently held an informational meeting at UCLA. What was discussed at the information...

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01.09.2017

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Experiencing Japan as a Group Leader

The deadline for applicants to be group leaders in our Summer Empowerment Program in Japan is approaching in a few months! So, I'm sure all the current university students intere...

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12.14.2016

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Empowerment Program at UCLA

Thirty-six students from Nanshun High School visited us in the iconic city of Los Angeles this November. Led by a dynamic team of enthusiastic UCLA students, they took the opportun...

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09.22.2016

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“Technologies of Peace”

A US-Japan Youth Summit for Peace September 16 - 19, 2016 by Siddharth Divakaruni [caption id="attachment_1377" align="alignleft" width="300"] Bombing Survivor: Mr. Fujimo...

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04.15.2016

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Why English? Rethinking Ideas and Setting Goals

Why English? Rethinking Ideas and Setting Goals It’s fairly safe to say that English has been, and continues to be the global lingua franca, a bridging language between individu...

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08.27.2015

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You’ve traveled abroad. Now what?

  You've just spent an amazing week, maybe two, in the United States. Were you on the West Coast? East Coast? Were you able to visit more than one major city? Maybe you saw t...

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06.03.2015

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Facing Fears and Embracing Challenge

Adventurous, courageous, and eager junior high and high school students came to visit us this past March from Kyoto. These students not only decided to travel across the world to l...

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05.26.2015

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Nakatsu students experience New Hampshire High School

This past spring we had 10 high school students from Nakatsu, a city on the northern boarder of Oita Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan, participate in a 2-week school immersion program i...

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01.30.2015

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2014 Empowerment Program in Japan

In the summer 2014, 40 University of California students went to Japan for four weeks to intern for our Empowerment programs. Some of them shared their experience during the progra...

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❝Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.❞ – Maya Angelou