Yoko Healy (left) and Guy Healy (right)
In 1984, Guy & Yoko Healy moved to Yoko’s hometown of Nagasaki, Japan to begin an agency to promote exchange programs between the United States and Japan. The original agency name was “The American Connection” with the dream of developing programs that bridged their respective home countries.
In 1992, Guy and Koichiro Kita formed a partnership and became a limited corporation in Japan with the name of “Guy Healy, Japan Ltd.” In 2014, Guy Healy, Japan was split into two new companies, LbE Japan Corporation (Koichiro Kita) and GHJ International (Guy Healy).
In 2022, GHJ was registered as a stock corporation with the Japanese government:
GHJ International Kabushiki (Stock) Corporation.
GHJ has promoted a wide-variety of programs over the years:
Study Abroad (USA & Japan), English Language programs, Japanese Language programs, English Camps (USA Summer Camp), Japanese Language Camps (Camp Kyushu), Sports tours (Field of Dreams Ghost Players Japan Tour, Saint Paul Saints Japan Tour, Baseball and Basketball Camps (USA & Japan), Music Tours (New Orleans Jazz Festival – Harbor Lights Band), Janet Planet Jazz Band Japan Tour I & II.
Over 100,000 people from Japan and the United States have participated in GHJ programs and four television documentaries have been produced about GHJ programs.
Guy W. Healy, Chairman & CEO
Yoko Healy, President & CFO
Masami Odawara, Program Coordinator
Zachary Bergeron, Director TEFL Programs
Rhiannah Johnson, Director Camp Heiwa
Allyn Santiago, Director Philippine Project Development