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U.S. and Japanese Embassies Collaborate to Launch Instagram Campaign Promoting Study Abroad

November 1, 2022
Education USA / U.S. Embassy in Japan
Embassy of Japan in the United States of America

The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo’s EducationUSA Office and the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC are pleased to announce an Instagram campaign starting from November 1 until November 30, 2022, with the goal of promoting and revitalizing study abroad between the United States and Japan.

In the past few years, educational exchanges between the United States and Japan have been impacted by the global pandemic. With short-term visa requirements for entry into Japan from the U.S. being lifted from October 11, and with U.S. student visa applications continuing to remain open to Japanese citizens, we are launching this campaign with the goal of increasing the appeal of studying abroad and further enhancing educational exchange between the United States and Japan.

Comment from Mr. Philip Roskamp, Minister Counselor for Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy in Japan

“The friendship between the United States and Japan that exists today was forged over time by people who traveled between the two countries. I studied abroad in Japan twice, experiencing Japanese culture and traditions and improving my language skill, and this investment still continues to serve me well today. The experience of studying at an American university, and coming into contact with diverse cultures, will be an irreplaceable asset for you as well. I believe that each “study abroad story” will lead to further improvement in U.S.-Japan relations.

Let’s all celebrate International Education Week by participating in this Instagram campaign. Happy International Education Week!”

Comment from Mr. Koichi Ai, Minister, Embassy of Japan in the USA

“Early exposure to a foreign country, its people, and culture is a valuable experience that will broaden your possibilities in life. There are a variety of programs and support systems available, so please consider studying abroad as one of your options. The Japan-U.S. partnership is one of the most important bilateral relationships in the world, and the economic relationship between the two countries is vital to the global economy. We also believe that it is significant in many ways for young people in Japan and the U.S. to gain a deeper understanding of each other through educational exchanges. We hope that those of you who have studied abroad will participate in this campaign by posting videos and photos of your study abroad experience on Instagram.”

  • Campaign special website
  • How to Participate in the Campaign Post photos/videos related to your study abroad experience in the U.S. or Japan that highlight your memories, your favorite place on campus, your laboratory, club activities, trips you took during your study abroad, etc. with the hashtag #USJapanStudyAbroad or #JapanUSStudyAbroad. Twenty participants will be selected at random and will receive small gifts from the Embassies.
    • There are no restrictions on how or when you studied abroad.
    • Postings from accounts other than personal accounts (educational institutions, organizations, etc.) are also acceptable.

  • About the Participating Organizations U.S. Embassy Tokyo’s EducationUSA Tokyo Office
    Location: U.S. Embassy, 1-10-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
    Contact: Atsuko Ichikawa aichikawa@educationusa.org
    Website : www.educationusa.jp

    Embassy of Japan in the United States of America, Public Affairs Section
    Location: 2520 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, D.C.
    Contact : Taichi Kaneshiro taichi.kaneshiro@mofa.go.jp
    Website: www.us.emb-japan.go.jp