KAKEHASHI Reporting Session


On Tuesday, January 19, 16 students from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University gathered to discuss their experiences in Japan as participants on the inaugural KAKEHASHI Project for Canadian University Students.


The students had visited Japan for one week in December 2015. The KAKEHASHI Project is part of Japan’s Friendship Ties Programme, an international initiative to promote people to people exchanges between Japan and regions around the world.


This reporting session was an opportunity for them to share what they learned about Japan as well as their opinions on how to improve the project for future University level participants. The reporting session was attended by H.E. Kenjiro Monji, Ambassador of Japan and members of the Information and Culture Centre of the Embassy of Japan. Also in attendance were Dr. Gilles Breton, Associate Vice-President Academic International and Director of the International Office at the University of Ottawa and Dr. Geranda Notten, Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, who participated in the visit to Japan as a faculty member and chaperone.



Students prepare their presentations in three groups.



The first group of KAKEHASHI participants give their opinions on the project.



The second group of KAKEHASHI participants present their ideas.



The third presentation by students.