The cost of this Exchange is $3,500.

This including everything!  Airfares, airline taxes, travel insurance, a team uniform, business cards, accommodation, meals, farewell and welcome dinners.

This Exchange offers great value compared to advertised tours costing around $10,000.00 pp, as this is a subsidised Rotary program. 


Our Aim

Though cultural immersion, social and professional networking and international fellowship the AJYCE aims to strengthen the relationship and bond between Australia and Japan building a more peaceful and stable region and world.

What can I expect as a AJYCE participant?

The AJYCE is a diverse program that gives participants a wide variety of experience.  

  • Cultural immersion - you will spend part of your trip staying with a host family, getting to live as a Japanese person.  

  • Networking -You will get the opportunity to network with various leaders of Japanese industry and communities.  Depending on your professional or academic background we will try to facilitate opportunities to create networks in this space.  Its not all business either, you will have the opportunity to meet and make friends with many Japanese, from your family, family's community and young adults involved, past and present, with the AJYCE in Japan.                                          

  • ​Food - You will get to experience a huge range of Japanese food, from traditional Japanese family cooking to high end gourmet Japanese cuisine.
  • Visit Culturally Significant Sites - You will get to visit some of Japan's most historic sites,  Not only that, our participants are often given the opportunity to get access to restricted areas, for instance staying overnight in one of Japanese most sacred temples.
  • Be a Tourist - you will get to visit some of Japan's most famous tourist sites, including Asakusa, Disneyland and Harajuku.
  • Skiing - Ski or snowboard the beautiful slopes of Kasatsu.
  • ​Japanese Industry - Get behind the scene's access to Japanese industry, from Sake factories that are hundreds of years old to state of the art automotive factories.

The AJYCE program is a cultural exchange between Australian Rotary District 9455, WA; and the Japanese Rotary District 2570, Saitama. This program is for young adults (18-30 years), interested in visiting Japan to experience international fellowship and goodwill, appreciate the cultural values of another country, professional and social networking and personal development through self-awareness and international travel.

This amazing program is now in its 43th year and has provided over 1000 young adults with a life changing experience.

The Team is led by a Rotarian Team Leader and Assistant Team Leader. This annual exchange to Saitama, Japan takes place each January for two (2) weeks, with a reciprocal visit by the Japanese team to Perth in March, also for a two (2) week period.

What is the AJYCE?