The Japanese American Storytelling Program (JASP) is an initiative for U.S.-Japan Council members to convey positive educational messages to Japanese university students. With overarching themes including tolerance and empathy for immigrants, overcoming discrimination and prejudice, strength of diversity in society, and building bridges between the United States and Japan, a total of 50 storytelling presentations were conducted at 35 unique schools across Japan during the 2021 school year.
On March 30, the English and Japanese JASP webpages were enhanced. The pages now feature the program’s overview, presentation topics, short video clips of presentations, voices from host professors and students, and much more. The site is also supplemented by various historical photos provided by JASP storytellers.
This webpage enhancement project is supported by a generous grant from the Japan Foundation.