TOMODACHI Generation

TOMODACHI Generation

The Next Generation of Leadership.
The TOMODACHI Generation.

TOMODACHI seeks to inspire and empower the young people of Japan and America with the experiences, skills, and confidence to achieve their dreams and contribute to a better world. We believe that the young generation is crucial to building a strong Japan, a strong America, and a strong, enduring U.S.-Japan relationship.

Connect with the TOMODACHI Generation

The TOMODACHI Generation develops new friendships and connections through TOMODACHI programs and activities. Make those relationships last! Keep in touch with other participants, continue expressing your ideas, and keep finding ways to lead and make a difference. Stay connected through: Hash Tag #TOMOalumni

Meet the TOMODACHI Generation

TOMODACHI seeks to inspire and empower the young people of Japan and America with the experiences, skills, and confidence to achieve their dreams and contribute to a better world. We believe that the young generation is crucial to building a strong Japan, a strong America, and a strong, enduring U.S.-Japan relationship.

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TOMODACHI Alumni Regional Framework

The TOMODACHI Alumni Regional Framework is a platform to connect the over 7,000 TOMODACHI alumni across regions combined with a leadership development program that identifies and trains the rising stars committed to improving their regional communities.

Japan is divided into seven regions represented by ten (10) teams: Tohoku-Hokkaido Region (Iwate Team, Miyagi Team, Fukushima Team), Kanto Region (Team A and Team B), Chubu-Hokuriku Region, Kansai Region, Chugoku-Shikoku Region, Kyushu Region, and Okinawa Region. Each team consists of two Regional Leaders (college and/or high school students) supported by a Regional Mentor (young professional with a minimum of 5-7 years of work experience) who are all TOMODACHI Alumni. Together, these Leaders and Mentors will represent their regions and take part in the TOMODACHI Alumni Regional Impact for Social Empowerment (RISE) Leadership Program.

The TOMODACHI Alumni Regional Framework is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and the U.S. Consulates throughout Japan through the engagement of officers in the selection process and the providing of event space for these alumni events to occur.

The TOMODACHI Alumni Regional Framework is part of the TOMODACHI Alumni Leadership Program is made possible with generous support of Prudential.

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