On March 11, 2011, Japan suffered a triple disaster - earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi site. These three disasters have presented Japan with major challenges to overcome. One problem which has faced Japan has been the drop of foreign exchange and academic collaboration between Japanese universities and their overseas counterparts. This program hopes to overcome some of the fear and misconceptions of Japan post-3/11 and to show that Japan is still a thriving economy and worth learning about. This program will travel the length of Japan, from the disaster affected areas in the northeast to the Kansai region in the southwest. We will work with some of Japan's top-rated universities, as well as experiencing some of the business, culture and history of Japan.
The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created by Congress under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to increase and promote the nation's capacity for international understanding and competitiveness. Administered by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI, Part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965, the CIBER network links the manpower and technological needs of the United States business community with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the country. The 17 CIBERs serve as regional and national resources to business people, students, and teachers at all levels. This grant program adheres to the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 74-86 and 97-99.[More]