- 2018 Winner of the contest -
Stacy Shimanuki
Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, CA

For additional information, please contact the KCC-JEE office at (847) 386-7661, or e-mail us at

The 2014 contest was sponsored by private donors.

About the Essay Contest Program:

The KCC-JEE High School Essay Contest Program began in 1995. It is a unique program, established to provide American high school students with the opportunity to experience Japanese culture first-hand, enhancing their Japanese language skills and deepening their appreciation of Japanese culture and values by living in Japan for one month. They learn how to survive in a foreign country, and gain experience with Japanese people and culture by completing a month of Japanese language study in Japan.

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