Tohoku Youth Project 2020
Call for hosts, sponsors and volunteers
Host a high school student from Rikuzentakata at your company and/or home for a week from March 15-21, 2020.
Since 2012, the CCCJ in collaboration with NPO Ganbatte 365 have organized an internship program for high school students from Tohoku. Preparations for the 2020 Tohoku Youth Project are underway, and the CCCJ is looking for our membership to get involved!
There are four ways to get involved:
- Host a student at your company
- Host a student at your home
- Volunteer and help run the project
- Help sponsor the project
For more information download the program description below.
The 2020 project
This year, we will bring 15 students from Takata Senior High School - in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture - to Tokyo to participate in internship and homestay program.
|02/21/20||Deadline for applications from companies and host families|
|03/15/20||Meet students at Tokyo Station around 14:00|
|03/20/20||Free day for students with their host families|
|03/21/20||See students off at Tokyo Station in the morning|
About the program
Rikuzentakata is a small city located on the Sanriku Coastline between Kesennuma and Ofunato in Iwate Prefecture, that was devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake and its ensuing Tsunami. Despite the fact that the town is essentially gone, as described by it's Mayor, the people of Rikuzentakata are hopeful, and are committed to recovery.
A Message from Futoshi Toba, Mayor of Rikuzentakata in Iwate Prefecture
In summer 2012, the CCCJ's CSR committee went to Rikuzentakata to discuss inviting high school students to Tokyo for internships. The idea was met with great enthusiasm and the program resulted in internships and home stays for 11 to 14 students every March. In 2020, the CCCJ aims to invite 15 students for internships.
Click here for the event report for 2019
contact: neil [at] ganbatte365.jp or info [at] cccj.or.jp
|Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan's 2020 Tohoku Internship Program description (English)||2.39 MB|
|Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan's 2020 Tohoku Internship Program description (Japanese)||2.32 MB|
March 15 (Sun) to March 21 (Sat)
- 10:00 ~ 15:00
- Please refer to the attachment