Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress attended a ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the "Japan-US Full Bright Exchange Program" in which the Japanese and American governments support international students.

Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress arrived at the hotel in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, where the ceremony was held, after 4:30 pm on the 1st.

The "Japan-US Fulbright Exchange Program" is a system in which the governments of Japan and the United States support the tuition and living expenses of those who study abroad in each other's countries. We have achieved results such as producing multiple Nobel laureates.

At the ceremony, His Majesty the Emperor said, "Study abroad when you are young is a very valuable experience. For me and the Empress, if I had only the experience of directly learning about the society and culture of the country where I was studying abroad. I think it was a good opportunity to deepen exchanges with other international students and reconsider my country. "

Then, after mentioning that the travel for study abroad, which had been suspended due to the influence of the new corona virus, was resumed, "Students and researchers from both Japan and the United States should once again study abroad to gain research in their specialized fields. In addition, I hope that you will learn about the history, society and culture of both countries, deepen exchanges, and gain various valuable experiences. "