Honda released a video today capturing the special moments from its recent international exchange program.
Over the winter holidays, 20 high school students from Japan’s Iwate Prefecture visited Southern California in partnership with the 2016 TOMODACHI Honda Cultural Exchange Program. Their journey and experiences were documented, as students visited schools, hospitals, cultural institutions, and even took part in the 2016 Rose Parade.
Honda’s float, featured elements of Japanese and American National Parks. The students designed the front of the float, which represented flowers from Japan’s National Parks.
Students talked about their experiences during the video.
TOMODACHI, which means “friend,” was created by the governments of the United States and Japan following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami to create a bond between Japanese and American youth.