Goodwill Mission

An annual Goodwill Mission offers opportunities for Michigan and Shiga residents to deepen friendships and cultural understanding between our sister-states. During the summer or fall of odd-numbered years, a delegation of Michigan community members enjoys a ten-day Goodwill Mission to Shiga, including home-stay experiences with Shiga families. All residents of Michigan are welcome to participate. Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The governor of Michigan names a representative to head the Goodwill Delegation traveling to Shiga. During the summer or fall of even-numbered years, Michigan families host guests from Shiga for about five days during the Goodwill Mission to Michigan. Families and individuals throughout the state of Michigan are encouraged to host Shiga delegates.


2014 Goodwill Mission from Shiga, Japan

From August 22nd-27th the State of Michigan will welcome 40 goodwill mission delegation members from Japan. These participants will be placed with hosts all over Michigan for a five day “home stay.” Learn more about hosting. If you are interested in hosting a delegate from Shiga Prefecture, Japan as part of the 2014 Goodwill Mission, please complete the online Host Family Interest Form.

2014 Goodwill Mission Flyer