As Georgia’s liaison office for the 27th Annual Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention (APCC), The Japan-America Society of Georgia (JASG) is again able to share a once in a lifetime opportunity with 4 elementary school students (two boys and two girls) and 1 chaperone from the State of Georgia through this fully funded exchange program to Fukuoka, Japan (Atlanta’s Sister City).
This year’s APCC will be held from July 9-23, 2015. The JASG will again act as the official liaison office between the APCC, the city of Fukuoka, and Atlanta's APCC delegation, and will manage all pre-departure preparations for this fully funded exchange program. Please follow the links below to apply and for more information about the 2015 APCC.
The APCC has been held annually since 1989 with the objectives of: 1) generating appreciation for the culture of other nations and regions; 2) promoting mutual understanding and friendship; 3) nurturing international awareness in the region through young people. The theme of the conference is “We are the BRIDGE: We connect dreams around the world.”
For more information on this year’s conference or if you know of any elementary students who would be interested in applying in future years, please contact the JASG at 404-842-1400 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the APCC, please visit www.apcc.gr.jp.
Upcoming Events and Important Dates:
February 6: New Year's Nabe Party & Dinner Concert - Celebrate the New Year at Nakato Japanese Restaurant to kick off 2015 and Year of the Sheep. Enjoy a special Sukiyaki dinner and concert performance by Japanese guitarist, Hiroya Tsukamoto.
February 9-22: Obirin University Global Business Program - The JASG partners with the Obirin Gakuen Foundation of America to offer this 2 week one-way exchange program for students from J.F. Oberlin University in Japan. Students taking part of the Global Business Program will visit various Japanese and U.S. companies and learn how they operate in today’s global economy, while also visiting popular local attractions in Atlanta.
February 19: US-Japan Now: Technology & Innovation - The JASG partners with the National Association of Japan-America Societies and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation to present a business dinner event to highlight the current trends and future outlook of Japanese technology and innovation in relation to Japan’s relationship with the U.S. and the rest of the world. The program aims to demonstrate Japan’s ability to stay competitive in today’s global market through its development of new technologies and innovative products.
February 21: Midori Goto Concert and Meet & Greet Reception: - Join the JASG at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as it presents a concert event featuring renowned Japanese violinist, Midori Goto. A post concert meet & greet reception is held after the concert for a special opportunity for fans to meet Midori Goto.