Reunion of Former Students in Japan from the Southwest Asian, Middle Eastern, Central Asian Countries and Mongolia 2006
November 8, 2006
- The "Reunion of Former Students in Japan 2006" will be held from November 12 (Sun) to November 18 (Sat). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will invite 24 former foreign students in Japan from the Southwest Asian, Middle Eastern, Central Asian countries and Mongolia.
- During their stay in Japan, they will exchange information on the activities of the Japan Alumni Associations, visit industrial institutions and attend lectures by specialists to update and deepen their understanding of Japan.
- The Reunion, to which are invited former foreign students who are now playing active roles in their home countries, making use of their experience of studying abroad in Japan, was started in 1974 to promote the building of networks among former foreign students and each alumni association and to further strengthen their role as bridges between Japan and their home countries, through renewing their understanding of Japan and meeting again with the Japanese people concerned. More than 2,000 students have participated in these Reunions during the 31 years since they started.
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