Haddonfield Japan Exchange
The Haddonfield Japanese Exchange (HJE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that promotes an annual exchange program between students from Haddonfield and Japan. In alternating summers, about 12-20 students (and chaperones) from Japan and the U.S. visit one another and stay with host families.
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The HJE was started in 2006 by retired Philadelphia teacher Bill Brown. This international exchange has been a labor of love for Mr. Brown, who has led the trips to Japan and the United States for over a decade. In the summer of 2019, Mr. Brown retired from the program, but still provides support from home!
Trip of a Lifetime
- The journey to Japan has been an incredibly positive experience for hundreds of students and their families.
- Students are responsible for round-trip airfare and souvenir money. All other expenses and activities are covered by our fundraising efforts.
- The program is open to teenage students who reside in Haddonfield.
- Partakers make international and lifelong friends, while gaining firsthand experience on other cultures.
- You don't have to speak Japanese!