Asia Kakehashi Project + 2023 officially launched in Bangladesh

It gives us immense pleasure to announce the Asia Kakehashi Project + by MEXT, Japan (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology).


The Asia Kakehashi Scholarship is the initiative announced by the Japanese Government back in 2017 to strengthen relations between Japan and the rest of Asia. The Program aims to heighten potential interest in Japan by promoting Bridge Building between high school students of Japan and Asia. This government-sponsored program is focused on facilitating intercultural exchange and understanding between teenagers of Japan and other Asian Countries.

Program Description
  • Attend Japanese high school while staying in dormitory or with host family
  • Exposure to Japanese culture, local communities and industries
  • Attend international camps (twice: together with arrival/end of stay orientations) with Japanese high school students.
  • The Participants take part in activities to learn about Japanese society and values, develop leadership skills, and contribute to education about their own culture and country.
Eligibility Criteria

Applicants to the program in 2023 must meet the following criteria:

  • Between 15 and 18 years of age, born after April 2, 2005 and before April 1, 2008;
  • Legal Citizen of one of the countries. (India, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh & Pakistan)
  • Obtained minimum of 60% marks in principle in all subjects in the latest examination at school and overall minimum average of 60% marks in all subjects for the past two years;
  • Learners of Japanese;
  • Demonstrate strong potential of leadership to act as a bridge between the home country and Japan during and after the program;
  • Should not have participated in the ASIA KAKEHASHI program before.
  • Priority will be given to students of families with low incomes.

Program Duration: November 2023 to March 2024. (*the Duration is subject to change)

Online Application Link for Bangladeshi Applicants:


Asia Kakehashi Project +Website Link for detailed Information:


Pre-Application Deadline: 15th June 2023

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