Explore Japan

“Everyone was extremely welcoming, with a sense of hospitality that could rival Ireland’s. Especially in Seiryo, where I went to school, people were often very confident and hilarious! Everyone was eager to converse with me, and extremely kind when I visited their clubs or tried to join their activities” Vanessa, 2018

This exciting four-week programme is based in the beautiful region of Suwa, located in the Japanese Alps about two hours to the south of Tokyo. During this time, you will act as an Ambassador for Ireland, sharing Irish culture and tradition as you learn about that of Japan. The Award is fully funded by EIL and the Japan-Ireland Friendship Link.

This is an exciting opportunity for a young person with a zeal for Irish culture and a genuine interest in Japan.


16  – 17  years of age (on 1st of June 2023)

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