U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy launched a new video collaboration with Japanese alumni of U.S. colleges and universities. The “A Broader View” website showcases inspirational stories of Japanese role models who studied and lived in the United States. Participants include Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, jazz artist Makoto Ozone, television personality Mari Sekine, Huffington Post Japan Editor at Large Tomoko Nagano, artist Frankie Cihi, and teamLab Founder Toshiyuki Inoko.
The website will help prospective students find the resources they need to pursue a course of study in the United States, and offers a new way to engage directly with EducationUSA advisers.
In her introductory video on “A Broader View,” Ambassador Kennedy commented, “I’ve had the privilege of traveling across the country and meeting inspirational people from all areas of Japanese society. I’ve found they often share a common thread, which is that a great number of them studied in the United States. They tell me that their time in America gave them a new perspective, a ‘broader view’ of the world that allows them to make an impact not only in Japan, but globally. I want the next generation to have the same transformational experiences. And so I have asked Japanese leaders from all walks of life to share their stories with you.”