People-to-People Exchange

May 29, 2024

1. Program Overview

This program is a short-term youth exchange program to invite 121 graduate / undergraduate students and young professionals from Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus who study Politics, Security Policies, Economics, International Relations, Asian Studies, Japan Studies or other related fields.

2. Objectives

This program is entitled as the "MIRAI" with the Japanese word MIRAI (pronounce like / "me-rye") which means "Future". MOFA hopes that the program would offer a great opportunity

(1) To promote mutual-understandings
(2) To enhance intellectual discussions
(3) To build strong networks among future leaders of Japan and the world

Thereby the program would foster the solid foundation of the relationship between Japan and countries in the regions in the future.

3. Program

Participants: University students, graduate students and young professionals
Duration: Approximately 10 days (including online pre-exchange program)

(1) Attending lectures about Japanese economy, society, history, diverse culture, politics, and diplomatic relations from lecturers who actually have classes in several prestigious universities in Tokyo and discussions with Japanese students at one of the most prestigious universities in Japan
(2) Visiting educational sites and institutions, high-tech and traditional industries and cultural succession sites; and having discussions with experts
(3) Visiting to local areas which offers a courtesy visit to the local government, guided tour of the local featured industry, traditional culture experience and exchange with local people

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