The Kakehashi or “The Bridge for Tomorrow” Project aims to build stronger relationships between future Japanese and American leaders through cultural youth exchange. The project is funded by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with Japan-U.S. Educational Commission and The Japan Foundation Youth Exchange Bureau. Recently, twenty-three students from San Dieguito Academy’s Japanese National Honors Society participated in the program abroad. The SDA students traveled to Japan for an eleven-day, fully funded tour of the country, which included a three-day homestay with a Japanese family. According to Linden Amundsen, Co-President of the Japanese National Honors Society at SDA, the trip was a great success. In November, the program’s Japanese counterparts will visit San Diego for a similar experience, including a three-day homestay with an American family.