People-to-People Exchange

March 25, 2020

1. Overview

JENESYS2020 is a people-to-people exchange program between Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. Approximately2,400 people will participate in this yearly program. It is a successor program of JENESYS2019.

2. Objectives

  • To promote mutual trust and understanding among the peoples of Japan and the Asia-Pacific region, and to build a basis for future friendship and cooperation.
  • To encourage an understanding of Japan’s economics, society, history, diverse culture, politics and diplomatic relations.

3. Programs

(1) INBOUND program (from Asia-Pacific region)

  • Participants: Students (high school / university / graduate) and professional individuals
  • Number of participants: Approximately 2,100
  • Duration: Approximately 10 days
  • Contents:
    • To attend lectures about Japanese politics, economics, society, history, culture, and diplomatic relations to promote a better understanding of Japan.
    • To visit educational sites and institutions, high-tech and traditional industries, world heritage sites, provincial government office; and participating in cross-cultural events, workshops, and discussions with local people.
    • To participate in hands-on learning experience such as home-stays or home-visits, and cultural arts events.
    • To convey information about Japan’s attractions through reporting sessions or Social Networking Services during / after the program.

(2) OUTBOUND program (to Asia-Pacific region)

  • Participants: Japanese students (high school / university / graduate)
  • Number of participants:Approximately 300
  • Durations: Approximately 10 days
  • Contents:
    • To convey information about Japanese politics, economics, society, history, culture, and diplomatic relations to promote a better understanding of Japan.
    • To visit Japanese companies, ODA sites, and educational sites, research institutions; and participating in cross-cultural events, workshops, and discussions with local people.
    • To participate in hands-on learning experiences such as home-stays or home-visits, and cultural arts events.
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