Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles



2019 Japanese American Invitational Program


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan will sponsor a group of four Japanese American high school students to travel to Japan June 29-July 9, 2019 for the opportunity to learn about Japan and to promote mutual understanding and exchanges between Japanese and Japanese American younger generations. Those with multiracial backgrounds and children of first generation Japanese immigrants ("shin issei") are highly encouraged to apply. This is the eleventh group of students to be invited for the program. The itinerary in Japan is scheduled to include a visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, tours of Tokyo and the Kansai area, and a homestay experience.

Applicants should submit materials to their local consulate general office, or for residents of the Washington DC area, the embassy. To find the office in your region, please visit:

Instructions for Los Angeles consulate region applicants

Please submit materials via email or mail to Jennifer Usyak, Advisor
Mail: Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles
350 South Grand Avenue, Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90071

As this is a highly selective program, applicants are encouraged to provide ample detail when completing the application, highlighting what qualities, experiences, and future goals make them an exceptional candidate for the program, and for fostering the U.S.-Japan friendship.
For further information, please contact Jennifer Usyak at 213.617.6700 x166 or

Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
[program description (pdf)]
[application (word)]