Fulbright Grantees Get Gala Send-off

Chargé d’Affaires Jason Hyland hosted the annual send-off reception for Japanese participants of the 2017 Fulbright exchange program. CDA Hyland encouraged about 50 Fulbright grantees to think of their scholarship not merely as an academic experience, but also as a way to develop their leadership skills and to help both countries confront global challenges. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the global Fulbright program and the 65th anniversary of Fulbright in Japan. Over 6500 Japanese and 2700 Americans have participated in this flagship exchange program since 1952.

• Fulbright Commission in Japan