Social Bridge between Japan and Global Village
We believe an interconnected world will identify unsolved issues in the fields of health, environment, education, and welfare, empower each of us to eradicate social problems and build a society where we live together with hope.
We will seek to fill the gap of social entrepreneurship and innovation for social change between Japan and other countries, by catalyzing and sustaining creative, collective and cooperative development.
AFJ and American Councils Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Promoting International Education, Social Innovation and Cultural Exchange
A Memorandum of Understanding for the period 2013-2014 was signed on April 18 between Akira Foundation (AFJ) and American Councils for International Education (American Councils) at the Celestine Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. The memorandum was signed shoulder to shoulder by AFJ President Hirofumi Yokoi and American Councils Chief Strategy and Development Officer Miriam Parel. It paves the way for a collaborative partnership between the two nonprofit organizations involved in international education, social innovation, and cultural exchange. American Councils for International Education intends to pilot the U.S.-Japan Youth Exchange Program, a hands-on, service-based exchange program that will send six selected high school students and a teacher from Washington, D.C. to Tokyo in summer 2013, and bring six selected high school students and a teacher from Tokyo to Washington, D.C. in fall 2013.