The Haddonfield Japanese Exchange (HJE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that promotes an annual exchange program between students from Haddonfield and Kasukabe, Japan. In alternating summers, about 15-20 students (and chaperones) from Japan and the U.S. visit one another and stay with host families.
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The HJE was started in 2006 by retired Philadelphia teacher Bill Brown. This international exchange has been a labor of love for Mr. Brown, who has been leading the trips to Japan and in America for almost a decade.
Trip of a Lifetime
- "The trip of a lifetime" to Japan has been a hugely positive experience for so many students and their families.
- Students are responsible for round-trip airfare and souvenir money. All other expenses and activities are covered by our fundraising efforts.
- The program is open to teenage students who are Haddonfield residents. The Japanese students who visit are typically from the all-girl Kasukabe High School.
- Make international and lifelong friends.
- Learn about other cultures.
- You don't have to know Japanese!