Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is supporting the
TOMODACHI MUFG International Exchange Program, an
exchange program for Japanese students who were affected
by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and for high school students
in Southern California. Through cultural exchange activities
and homestays, the program aims to give the Japanese
students the opportunity to learn English and to deepen their
understanding of the United States, an experience which may
lead to an interest in studying abroad, working overseas, or
being involved with international exchanges in the future. For
the 5th TOMODACHI MUFG International Exchange Program,
twenty high school and junior high school students from
Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima prefectures were sent to Los
Angeles, California, and its suburbs to participate in a two-
week rogram from July 23 to August 6, 2016.
The Japanese students visited the official residence of the Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles and helped cook meals for the homeless among other activities.