Global Atlanta visited Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market during a Japan trip in 2011. 

Kennesaw State University‘s annual year-long study of one country will highlight Japan in the 2013-14 school year. 

For 28 years, the university has picked a country to feature with special lectures, events and cultural presentations. Japan was the first country featured in the program when it launched in the 1980s.

“Japan is one of the most important countries in the world and a country undergoing significant changes and challenges, not unlike those that the U.S.,” said Dan Paracka, Kennesaw’s director of education abroad. “We are partnering with numerous local organizations and our exchange partners in Japan: Chukyo University and Soka University.”

The program is now under the university’s Institute for Global Initaitives. This year’s focus is the West African nation of Ghana, which is to be the subject of an economic forum at the university March 22-23. 

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As managing editor of Global Atlanta, Trevor has spent 15+ years reporting on Atlanta’s ties with the world. An avid traveler, he has undertaken trips to 30+ countries to uncover stories on the perils...