Invitation of High School Students from South Asia for the JENESYS Programme

November 22, 2011

  1. Japan will invite high school students from South Asia to Japan from Wednesday, November 23 to Friday, December 2, as a part of the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Programme.

  2. Under this invitation, a total of 76 participants will visit Japan from eight member states of the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), namely, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

  3. During their stay, the participants will visit Japanese high schools, stay with a local family, and study Japanese history and culture in Hiroshima and Kyoto. On Thursday, December 1, they will attend the Japan-SAARC High School Students Forum to be held in Tokyo, where they will discuss with Japanese high school students efficient use of resource to achieve recycling-oriented societies.

JENESYS Programme (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths)
The JENESYS Programme is a large-scale youth exchange initiative totaling 315 million US dollars, announced by Japan at the 2nd East Asia Summit held in January 2007, under which approximately 6,000 youths mainly from East Asia Summit (EAS) member countries (ASEAN, Australia, China, India, Republic of Korea and New Zealand) would be invited to Japan over a five-year period starting from 2007.

    • (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)