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TWC (The Washington Center) Building the TOMODACHI Generation Engaging U.S. and Japanese University Students in Social Problem-Solving

The Washington Center (TWC) and the USJI are co-sponsors for Building the TOMODACHI Generation (BTG) , a two week program aimed at U.S. and Japanese university students which utilizes continuous communication amongst participants as a vehicle for learning about leadership theory, the role of civil society and other topics. The USJI has started this program since FY2013, selected and sent around 12 outstanding students from sponsoring universities, and TWC has selected 9 participants from U.S. universities.


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Kyushu University
Kyoto University
Keio University
Sophia University
University of Tsukuba
The University of Tokyo
Doshisha University
Ritsumeikan University
Waseda University



BTG Project Presentation -Register now!-
Presentations by international teams of Japanese and American participants of the BTG will be held on March 3,Friday, 2017 at The Washington Center.

Schedule February 14 to 26, 2016 BTG Program Overview and Structure

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