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

June 22, 2010


  1. Japan will invite high school students from South Asia to Japan from June 23 (Wed) to July 2 (Fri), as a part of the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Program.

  2. This time, a total of 80 students will visit Japan, 10 students from each of the eight member countries of the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC): Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

  3. During their stay, the students will visit a Japanese high school and experience homestays. Other activities will include Japanese history and culture lessons in Hiroshima, Kyoto, and Osaka. On July 1 (Thu), they will attend the Japan-SAARC High School Student Forum to be held in a hotel in Tokyo, where they will debate on environmental and other key issues with Japanese high school students.