The Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program (JFMF), sponsored by the Government of Japan, provides American primary and secondary school teachers and administrators with fully-funded short-term study tours of Japan. The program is designed to increase understanding between the people of Japan and the United States by inviting U.S. elementary and secondary educators to visit Japan and share their experiences with fellow Americans upon their return. JFMF participants travel to Japan with other outstanding educators, learn about Japanese culture and education, and return to implement a self-designed plan to share their knowledge and experience with their students, colleagues and community.
The Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program was established to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fulbright Program - a U.S. government-initiated project created in 1946 to foster mutual understanding through exchanges of university students, faculty and researchers. More than 6,800 Japanese people have benefited from the U.S. Fulbright scholarship program. Many Japanese recipients of Fulbright scholarships went on to become leaders in government, business, and academia and were instrumental in the post-war redevelopment of Japan. To show the Japanese people's appreciation for the Fulbright Program, the Government of Japan established the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund and is inviting thousands of American teachers and administrators to Japan over the coming years. The 2006 Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program competition marks the tenth year of this program.
The purpose of the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program is to provide such opportunities to primary and secondary educators to gain first-hand experience of Japanese education and culture.
This website will share my experiences in Japan.
Press release articles: Honolulu Starbulletin Newspaper; Honolulu Advertiser Newspaper
DOE published periodical: Na Lono Kula The News of the School
JFMF Teacher Program Schedule June, 2006
Map of where all 200 teachers will visit.
Web Videos Other 2006 Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund
Maui JFMF Recepient - Cyndi Leany
June11 (Sun) San Francisco Orientation
June 14 (Wed)
Traditionalart performances (Kabuki and Kyogen)
June 15 (Thurs.)
Yuji Tsushima (Diet Member) (House of Representatives)
Wakako Hironaka (Diet Member) (House of Counselors)
Moderator: Hiroya Ichikawa, Professor, Sophia University
Chief Compliance Officer, Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
Sunmark Publishing, Inc.
Presentation for Kenji Miyazawa
Magic Shop: MagicFantasia
Magic Shop: Tobu-TenyoMagic
June 16 (Fri)
Japan-US Collaborative Environmental Education
Viewlatest electronics at : Akihabara City
Visit various shops in Asakusa Bashi
June 17 (Saturday)
ExploreJapan - Independent Activities:
TokyoStation: Tricks Magic Shop
Arrangeto meet Tokyo magician: David Letendre
June 18 (Sun) - 27 (Tues) Host City Program school visits, homestay, cultural experience (Mutsu, Aomori)
June 18 - 19 Depart at Haneda Airport and arrive at Aomori Airport (S/M)
Courtesy visit to Mayor of Mutsu City
June 20 (T)
June 21 (W)
OhdairaElementary School Visitation
AfternoonOhdaira Elementary School Visitation
June 22 (Th)
June 23 (F)
MutsuCity and Host Family Introductions
June 24 (S)
June 25 (SN)
June 26 (M)
June 27 (T)
June 28 (W)
Debriefingand group presentations
Mutsu,Aomori Group Presentation - Powerpoint Slides
June 29 (Thu) Departure from Tokyo / Return to U.S.
Name: Kelvin YS Chun
Group: Mutsu, Aomori