Since 1980, the Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) has sponsored a Study Tour to Japan for educators in the U.S. and Canada. The STJ allows social studies teachers of grades 6-12 to learn firsthand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives. Highlights of the program include visits to Japanese schools, major companies, and industrial facilities. In addition, sightseeing excursions are planned to allow the fellows to learn about Japanese culture and society.
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The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania administers the Keizai Koho Center Study Tour to Japan by coordinating the program's public relations, selection, orientation, alumni communication, and activities. The Keizai Koho Center (KKC) is the independent, nonprofit organization affiliated with Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation). Its mission is to promote a better understanding of Japan's economy and society, both in Japan and abroad through a variety of publications, programs, fellowships and exchanges.