Kakehashi Blog

A Leader’s Reflections on the Kakehashi Project 2016

Miriam Matejova Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (PhD) |Liu Scholar On 13 February 2016, twenty-one undergraduate and graduate students from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver and Okanagan) and the University of Victoria travelled to Japan to spend a week in Yokohama, Sapporo and Tokyo. The students, all selected on the basis of their […]


Participant Post – Devin Lussier

Devin Lussier Bachelor of Arts | Geography (Human Geography) Mar 13, 2016 The Kakehashi Project is a program operated by the Japanese government that seeks to establish “friendship ties” between Japan and foreign cultures.  It does this by bringing groups of students to Japan for a week-long tour involving a specific region of the country.  […]


Participant Post – Charlotte Grant

Charlotte Grant Bachelor of Arts | Anthropology/Archaeology  Mar 13, 2016 My experience in Japan was unlike any other trip I have been on before! It is hard to believe how much JICE managed to arrange for us to do within one week. We stayed at a ryokan (my favourite hotel!), visited two museums and a […]