The Youth-Exchange Project with Asia-Oceania and North America (Kizuna (bond) Project)
Japanese government launched the Youth-Exchange Project with Asia-Oceania and North America (Kizuna (meaning “bonds”) Project) in April 2012. Under this project, more than 10,000 youths from 41 countries and region are going to have an opportunity to participate in the related programs. This project is a part of Japanese reconstruction plans and aims at promoting global understanding of Japan’s revival efforts in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake. The project was approved by the Japanese Diet as a part of the third supplementary budget in November 2011.