Hello and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and prosperous 2012!

Why not challenge yourself this new year with a trip next summer to Japan?

This is a friendly reminder that applications for the 2012 Keizai Koho Fellowship Program must be received by February 17, 2012.

Below are details about the fellowship. Be sure to have a look at the website and check this not-to-be missed all expense paid ten day backstage pass to Japan!

Who: Middle and High School teachers of Economics, Social Studies, and History. Supervisors, specialists, and school administrators at the district and state levels; and faculty associated with colleges directly concerned with the training of K-12 teachers.

What: Two-week Educator Tour of major industrial and corporate facilities, meetings with key business leaders, meetings with educators including school visits, discussions with teachers and students, and a home stay with a Japanese family in Japan.

Where: The ten-day itinerary in Japan will focus on Tokyo. Typically, there is at least one scheduled visit to a destination outside of Tokyo.

When: June 29 – July 8, 2012 (Tentative)

Why: For an opportunity to learn first hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance the teaching of Japan in the classroom.

How: Apply Now! Applications are due February 17, 2012.