Monroe (MI) & Hofu (Yamaguchi, Japan) – High school students exchange program

JBSD Foundation Grant program supports Monroe (MI) – Hofu (Yamaguchi, Japan) high school students exchange program through Monroe International Friendship Association (MIFA) デトロイト日本商工会様 春たけなわの季節、デトロイト日本商工会(JBSD)会員の皆様におかれましては、ますます御清栄のこととお喜び申し上げます。 山口県防府市とミシガン州モンロー市は、1992年から両市の高校生を相互に派遣し、ホームステイを通して、文化体験、高校生交流、語学研修などを行う高校生交流事業を実施しています。 1993年5月29日には、姉妹都市提携を締結し、本年で25年を迎えました。 本年4月には、姉妹都市提携締結25周年を記念して、モンロー市の皆様の御好意により、防府市から35名の市民訪問団が、モンロー市を訪問することになります。 これもひとえに、両市の友好親善に御尽力され、両市の交流を長年にわたり力強く御支援くださっている皆様方の御協力によるものであり、心から厚くお礼申し上げます。 今回の市民訪問団のモンロー市への訪問が、両市における次の25年の交流の礎となり、今後益々の交流の発展につながることを期待しています。 末筆ながら、デトロイト日本商工会(JBSD)会員の皆様の御健康と御多幸、並びに今後ますますの御発展を祈念申し上げます。 2018年3月30日 防府市国際交流室長 今川良祐    

2017 Grant Ceremony – Dec. 12, 2017

2017 JBSD Foundation Grant Ceremony was held on December 12, 2017.  JBSD Foundation are very proud of being able to help the community, but all was possible only because of our members’ kind and generous support. 2017 Grant Awardees US & Japan Relations 1 Ann Arbor Public Schools-Hikone Ann Arbor Educational Exchange Program 2 Clinton Township – Yasu Cultural Exchange …

– Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser is complete –

Our Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser is complete. Thank you very much to everyone who donated to support victims impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. JBSD Foundation raised $19,586.00 total and completed sending the donations to the American Red Cross. JBSD Foundation would like to thank the entire community for their kindness and generosity.

Dear Japan Business Society of Detroit

I am writing to thank you for your generous scholarship. I was very happy and appreciate that I was selected as the recipient of your scholarship. I am an Interdisciplinary Studies major with a concentration on Health and Society and a cognate on Political Science with a premedical track. I am interested in global health issues and getting this scholarship …

Dear Japan Business Society of Detroit Foundation leaders,

I’m writing this to thank you for the $500 financial aid that you provided to me to help me through the JCMU program. I was honored to know that I was selected as one of the recipient of your scholarship. I don’t think my experience in Japan would be so rich and colorful if I hadn’t received the scholarship. My …

Dear JBSD Foundation

Thank you so very much for your generosity and stewardship towards my study abroad experience. Without the JBSD Foundation Career/Culture Hybrid Program Scholarship I would not have been able to attend such an amazing study abroad program. Traveling to Japan has changed my entire outlook on life and taught me to appreciate the small aspects in life that much more. …

Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU): Report on the 2015 JBSD Foundation Grant

Culture/Career Hybrid Program (CCHP) Scholarships for Students For this year’s JBSD Foundation grant, JCMU awarded seven scholarships of $500 each to students participating our Culture/Career Hybrid Programs (CCHPs). The CCHP curriculum structure has been awarded the Innovation Award from the University Design Consortium hosted by Arizona State University, and has been recognized for its unique melding of Japanese cultural instruction and …

To the Japan Business Society of Detroit Foundation

I was one of the recipients of your scholarship to study in one of the hybrid programs through the Japan Center for Michigan Universities. I am studying to become a teacher of Japanese, with a minor in teaching English as a Second Language. This program was incredibly helpful to me, because I got to see, from an outsider’s perspective, how …

Dear Japan Business Society of Detroit Foundation

Thank you so much for the scholarship I received. Thanks to that scholarship I had the opportunity to not only learn more about Japan, but also spend more time living there. The experiences I had living in Japan will never be forgotten, and I cherish them every day. Thanks to my time in Japan I now know what I want …