December 9, 2004
Japanese-German Youth / Sports Exchange
1. Major events
(1) Japan-Germany sports exchange of young people
The exchange has been implemented by German Sports Jugend and the Japan Athletic Association. More than 8,000 young people have participated since 1974.
(2) Japan-Germany exchange of youth hostels
Both Japanese and German young people stay in the other country for two months to study the culture through the training courses of several weeks at youth hostels. This project also provides language courses.
(3) German-Japan sister cities
Exchange project, for students and young people between sister cities (i.e. Hanover /Hiroshima).
(4) Student exchange
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) is implementing a variety of events. "Learning Japanese language and on-the-job training" is particularly popular among them. The number of Japanese who had received the scholarship by DAAD for training/studying in Germany in 2003 was 298, and the number of German students and trainees in Japan under this scholarship was 375.
(5) The Carl-Duisberg Association has been implemented many exchange programs in the area of vocational training. 38 young Japanese craftsmen joined this program to study in Germany for a relatively long term. If combined with the continuous training courses upon the requests, it is possible to gain the qualification up to meisters.
(6) Internship programs
The Japan-Germany Association has been implementing internship and home-stay programs for students. It is expected that Germans will visit Japan to join this program for the first time in the year of Germany in Japan 2005/2006. Kopra, an organization for internship registration, is providing mediation services for young Japanese and German people.
(7) Working Holiday
Working Holiday is the scheme under which people can enjoy staying in the other country while being engaged in part-time work up to one year maximum in that country.
(8) Exchange at high-school students
Several organizations such as the YFU (Youth for Understanding) Japan Foundation Incorporated and the AFS Japan Association Incorporated has been providing opportunities for students to stay with host families in the other country for a year. The headquarters of the German Educational Exchange Services invites Japanese high-school students to Germany for several weeks every year. These exchange programs are implemented among 32 sister schools.
2. Germany in Japan 2005/2006
In the Germany in Japan 2005/2006, many additional projects for young people in the area of science and culture will be implemented. For example, "Open College", a series of lectures at universities in Japan, and exhibitions with emphasis on various themes of science (an exhibition of Einstein, a science tunnel exhibition, etc.). Essay contests with titles such as "Japan, My View" are scheduled (see attached list).
Youth and Sports Exchange
List of the Events for "Germany in Japan 2005/2006"
|1.Oct.2004 - 30.Sep.2005||Japan, My View||Essay contests for German college students||Goethe-Institut||State Linguistic Institute of NRW, DAAD|
|2004.10.1||e-Journal for highschool students in Japan||Internet||Japan||Goethe-Institut|
|2004.12.16||Kirin Challenge Cup 2004 Germany-Japan||FootballSuccor||Nationalstadium in Yokohama||German football Association, Japan football Association|
|2. and 3.5.2005||Pop Electronic Festival||Concert||Shibuya O||Goethe-Institut Tokyo|
|8.-14.5.2005||German-Japanese Ultramarathon 2005||Sports events||Tokaido||BÄR-Manufacture for comfort shoes|
|Summer 2005||Babaria-Pupilscorrespondent||Project for Japanese highschool students||Germany||Bayer AG|
|2005.7.1||Comic-Project Germany and Japan||Publication, Webseite, Exhibition||Hillside Forum (Tokyo)||Moga mobo (Berlin), Know know how, Goethe-Institut Tokyo, Hillside Terrace|
|Jul.2005 - Jun.2006||Exchange program in the field of the medical treatment||Promotion of the study in foreign countries for medical students||Bosch Automotive System Corp.|
|2005.8.1||Exchange program for pupils||Exchange program for G and J pupils||Cities in Germany and Japan||Degussa Japan|
|Aug.-Sep.2005||Exchange program of internship||Exchange program for interns in G and J||Cities in Japan||Association of G-J and J-G Societies|
|19.-27.Sep.2005||Big-Band Ostsee-Highschool Timmendorfer Strand||Concert||Tokyo||Goethe-Institut Tokyo|
|Autumn 2005 (tentative)||German-Japanese Working Youth||Symposium, Workshop||Tokyo||Japanese-German Centre Berlin|
|2005.12.1||"Exhibition of Animation in Germany"||Exhibition||Kyoto-Seika-University, Goethe-Institut Kyoto||Goethe-Institut Kyoto|
|Oct.2005-Sep.2007||Establishment of a fund to finance studies in foreign countries at the graduate level. - For education of Japanese opinion-leaders and for promotion of the cooperation between Germany and Japan||Fellowship for study in foreign countries in the field of natural science and business at the graduate level||Germany||Bosch Automotive System Corp.|
|Early spring 2006||Social Activities of Youth in Germany and Japan||Conference and Workshop||Tokyo||Japanese-German Centre Berlin|
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