The Japan-ASEAN Student Conference, The Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Programme

November 6, 2009

  1. Approximately 120 students from the ten ASEAN member countries will visit Japan from November 13 (Fri) to 19 (Thu) as part of the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Programme. These students will hold the Japan-ASEAN Student Conference in Tokyo and Sendai along with approximately 30 Japanese students.
  2. During the Conference, students from Japan and the ASEAN countries are scheduled to discuss and submit proposals to the government regarding the future of ASEAN integration as well as that of the Japan-ASEAN partnership while bearing in mind towards building an East Asian community in the future. It is expected that through these kinds of cooperative activities, a network will be created between the youths who will play an important role in future exchanges between Japan and ASEAN. It is also expected that the Japanese students will further deepen their interest and understanding towards ASEAN.

(Reference 1) The Japan-ASEAN Students Conference (Agenda)

    Dates                    Programs                                     Stay

  1. Nov.13   Fri.    AM   Arrival in Japan                          Tokyo
                        PM   Orientation
  1. Nov.14   Sat.    AM   Keynote lecture                        Sendai
                          PM   Move to Sendai
  1. Nov. 15   Sun          Group discussion                        Sendai
  1. Nov.16   Mon.   AM   Group discussion                       Sendai
                          PM   Tours of relevant facilities (environment, economics, socio-culture)               
                   Evening   Welcome Reception
  1. Nov.17   Tue.    AM   Group discussion                       Sendai
                          PM   Adoption of Joint Statement
  1. Nov.18   Wed.    AM   Move to Tokyo                         Tokyo
                           PM   Presentation, Courtesy visit to Ministry of Foreign Affairs         
                    Evening   Farewell Reception
  1. Nov.19   Thu.    AM   Departure for home countries

(Reference 2) Japan-East Asia Network of Exchanges for Students and Youths (JENESYS)

    JENESYS was announced by then-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Second East Asia Summit (EAS), which was held in January 2007. It is a 35-billion-yen youth exchange programme, inviting about 6,000 young people to Japan mainly from the EAS member countries (ASEAN, China, the ROK, India, Australia, and New Zealand) every year for the five years following 2007.