People-to-People Exchange

April 8, 2022

1. Overview

“JENESYS” is a people-to-people exchange program between Japan and the Asia-Pacific region and was launched in 2015. Approximately 23,000 people have participated in the inbound and outbound programs since 2015.

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
  • Duration: Approximately 10 days (including online program)
  • 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)
  • Durations: Approximately 10 days (including online program)
  • 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.

(3) Online Exchange Program

  • Participants:Students (high school / university / graduate) and professional individuals
  • Contents:Webinar, Exchange of opinion, Virtual site-visit and experience

(4) Alumni Online Program

  • Participants:Previous invitees of JENESYS (2015 - present)
  • Contents:Alumni Association, Student Conference, Advanced Learning program (e.g. Webinar, Exchange of opinion, Virtual site-visit and experience)
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