Application Due: March 1, 2023
In-person Case: June 19 (Mon) -June 27 (Tue), 2023 (Tentative)
Program Type: Education Exchange, Public Affairs
Contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 412-856-8608, Katsuko Shellhammer
The 2023 KKC Teacher Fellowship will be held in-person unless the Covid-19 situation changes drastically by the end of March, 2023.
Keizai Koho Center (KKC), in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS), will offer the “KKC Study Tour to Japan 2023” for U.S. and Canadian social studies teachers.
Since 1980, more than 700 social studies teachers have taken part in the “KKC Study Tour to Japan”. The project aims to deepen participants’ understanding of Japan and contribute to international mutual understanding across the Pacific. Their experiences and findings in Japan have significant value to their students, who will build future ties with Japan.
Dates of the Program
June 19 (Mon) -June 27 (Tue), 2023 (Tentative)
Primarily in Tokyo, the itinerary will be developed to provide vivid and enjoyable experiences with participants, which include:
Costs covered by KKC
KKC provides round trip air transportation from the participants’ home city to Tokyo, as well as accommodations, ground transportation and meals associated with the program.
To be eligible, applicants must:
To participate in the Study Tour, applicants are required to agree to:
(Additional Requirements for In-Person Program)
How to Apply
Applications must include all required documents and be submitted no later than March 1, 2023 to the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania (JASP), the North American representative of the KKC Study Tour. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Required Documents (Electronic copies required)
After gathering all above documents electronically, please visit 2023 Online Application to apply for the KKC Study Tour by the aforementioned deadline.
A special committee will select and notify each fellow in writing on March 31, 2023. Submitted application documents become the property of the KKC and cannot be returned.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is there any free time for my own research in Japan?
A: No. Basically the program runs from morning to evening almost everyday.
Q: Will meals be supplied?
A: Keizai Koho Center (KKC) arranges accommodation with breakfast. KKC covers most lunches required by the program. When KKC does not arrange lunch and/or dinner, you will be requested to pay for the meals.
Q: Any out-of-pocket expenses?
A: Shopping and any side trips (if and when you have time) are out-of-pocket.
Q: May I bring my spouse or partner?
Q: How many letters of recommendation should I submit?
A: Two letters of recommendation are required.
Q: Can I have a student or a parent write a letter of recommendation?
A: Since it is an academic fellowship it is best to have someone that you have worked with or for in the education field.
Q: Is there a word/page limit for the project proposal narrative?
A: There is no set limit but on average, the proposals we have received have been between 1-2 pages.
Q: Is there a file size limit when I submit my application?
A: The total size should not exceed 3MB.
Q: What is the best method to send the letter of recommendation?
A: Our preferred method is uploading a scanned letters to the online application.
To learn more about the fellowship, please visit the Keizai Koho Center website.
Please visit the Keizai Koho Center website to get Lesson Plans.