Dispatch of Japanese Youth Representatives for the Japan-China-ROK Youth Exchange Program

August 15, 2007

  1. From August 16 (Thu) to 22 (Wed), about 80 young Japanese will visit Beijing and  Tianjin to participate in a Japan-China-ROK Youth Exchange Program, the Japan-China-ROK Youth Friendly Meeting.
  2. This exchange program was proposed by Mr. Wen Jiabao, Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, at the Summit Meeting of the leaders of the People’s Republic of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) held in Cebu, Philippines, in January this year.  The leaders of Japan and the ROK agreed to Mr. Wen’s proposal.
  3. During their stay in China, the group of young Japanese will attend an exchange program, visit historical places, and take part in volunteer work such as cleaning parks together with their counterparts from China and the ROK (about 100 youths from each country).  The joint activities are expected to deepen mutual understanding and promote friendship.