Visit to Japan of Senior High School Students from India on the “Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Programme” (21st Century Exchange Program)
May 18, 2010
- One hundred high school students from India are on a visit to Japan from May 19(Wed) to 28(Fri), as a part of the “Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Programme” (21st Century Exchange Program).
- The group of high school students visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and also participated in lectures on Japan in Tokyo on May 20. During the visit, they will break up into four groups and go to Ibaraki, Tokyo, Hyogo, and Okinawa where they will perform exchanges with local high school students and take part in homestays.
- Under this year’s JENESYS Programme, about 600 youths, including the above 100, will be invited from India.
(Reference) 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 in Cebu Island, the Philippines. 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.