Tohoku Youth Project 2019 - Call for Hosts, Volunteers and Sponsors

Tohoku Youth Project 2019

Call for hosts, sponsors and volunteers


Host a high school student from Rikuzentakata at your company and/or home for a week from March 3-10, 2019.


Since 2012, the CCCJ in collaboration with NPO Ganbatte 365 have organized an internship program for highschool students from Tohoku. Preparations for the 2019 Tohoku Youth Project are underway, and the CCCJ is looking for our membership to get involved.

There are four ways to get involved:

  1. Host a student at your company
  2. Host a student at your home
  3. Volunteer and help run the project
  4. Help sponsor the project

For more information download the program description below.

Tohoku Youth Project 2019 registration forms: [for companies] [for homestay hosts]

The 2019 project 

This year, we will bring 15 students from Takata SHS - in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture - to Tokyo to participate in internship and homestay program. 


Date  Plan
02/19/19  Deadline for applications from companies and host families
03/03/19  Meet students at Tokyo Station around 14:00


  • first day at company -  03/04,
  • last day at company -  03/08
03/9/19  Free day for students with their host families
03/10/19  See students off at Tokyo Station in the morning

About the program

Rikuzentakata, is a small city located on the Sanriku Coastline between Kesenuma and Ofunato in Iwate Prefecture, that was devistated 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 homestays for 11 to 14 students every March. In 2018, the CCCJ aims to invite 15 students for internships. 


Click here for the event report for 2018


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