Harvard College Japan Initiative

Purpose Statement

Harvard College Japan Initiative is a student-run organization dedicated to fostering greater interaction and understanding between students from the U.S. and Japan. Its mission is twofold: to connect Harvard Students with opportunities in Japan (summer camps, internships, wintersessions etc), and to introduce Japanese students to the liberal arts education in the U.S. It also aims to promote the exchange of ideas and perspectives among Harvard students, Harvard faculty more widely, between students in the U.S and students Japanese students through discussions about political and social issues surrounding U.S. -Japan relations. In order to undertake these missions, the Harvard College Japan Initiative holds annual summer conferences in Tokyo, Obuse, Tokushima and Tohoku aimed at Japanese high school students, in partnership with Japanese universities and alumni from Harvard and other U.S. colleges.

Organization Information