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Heart of America

Japan-America Society
The mission of the Heart of America Japan-America Society is to further understanding 
between the peoples of Japan and the Greater Kansas City area by promoting
social, cultural and educational exchanges.

2024 HAJAS Trip to Japan

Kurashiki 50th Anniversary Delegates Trip Update

Join us and travel to Japan as part of the Kurashiki delegation!  

DEPOSIT DUE: by December 8, 2023

More info and to make deposit

DATES: April 12 - 24, 2024. Depart KCMO, arrive in Osaka/Kansai Airport April 13. Leave from Tokyo April 24

CITIES  INCLUDED: Osaka, Himeji, Kurashiki, Miyajima Island, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Nara and Tokyo 

COST: $4500 - $5000

(Final cost depends on the number of participants and the price of the airline ticket.  Final cost will be provided after all traveling make their deposits)

Final payment due mid-January.

Study Abroad and Student Exchange Information

Student Ambassador Program 2024

A key part of the mission of the Heart of America Japan-America Society is to provide cultural exchanges to form better relationships between young people of our two countries.

We are looking to find excellent students of Japanese who would be interested in a three-week (approximately) visit to Kurashiki, Japan for Summer 2024.  The program includes two home stays and some travel.  Applications for Student Ambassador candidates opens in mid-January 2024. Please leave your contact information if you Interested in learning more about the program and being notified about when the application process opens:

Student Ambassador Interest form

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