May 14

TOMODACHI 2014 Emerging Leaders Program Info – Apply Now

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Deadline: June 15!

The U.S.-Japan Council’s TOMODACHI Emerging Leaders Program invites a select group of young Japanese American professionals from across the country to participate in a leadership orientation program and attend the U.S.-Japan Council’s Annual Conference and Annual Members Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. Selected applicants will receive transportation, hotel accommodations and complimentary Conference registration.

The Conference is an educational and networking forum convening the highest levels of leadership in business, government, public policy, academia and civil society. By providing exposure and access to senior leaders in the U.S.-Japan arena and educational sessions on cutting-edge topics, the Emerging Leaders Program aims to motivate young leaders to incorporate promoting strong and positive U.S.-Japan relations into their personal and professional lives.

In its fifth year, the Emerging Leaders Program plays an important role in building the “TOMODACHI Generation,” a generation of driven doers, thinkers and creators who are invested in the future of U.S.-Japan relations, appreciate each other’s cultures and countries, and possess the globally-oriented skills and mindsets needed to thrive and make a difference.

For more information on the Annual Conference, visit:


  • Applicants must reside in the United States or Japan, and must be available to travel to Honolulu October 8-12, 2014.
  • Young Japanese American professionals 24-35 years of age at the time of Conference.
  • Demonstrated leadership potential and interest.
  • Strong interest in U.S.-Japan relations as demonstrated through professional, academic, extra-curricular or community involvement.
  • Commitment to remain involved in U.S.-Japan relations by engaging in U.S.-Japan Council programs and initiatives, and other activities regionally and nationally.


Applicants can submit their information here.

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