MIRAI Program・2017 2nd Group (December Invitation)
1. From December 6th to 13th, 82 graduate and undergraduate students from Europe will visit Japan as members of the second group of MIRAI Program 2017, promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. The first group of 84 students from Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus region have visited Japan in October this year.
2. The second group will visit Tokyo, Hiroshima and Kyoto to experience various aspects of Japanese society including traditional Japanese culture. In addition, the students will attend academic lectures at Waseda University and exchange their opinions with Japanese students. In Hiroshima, students will visit the Peace Memorial Park, listen to stories of hibakusha (survivors of the atomic bombing) and learn the realities of the atomic bombing.
3. On the final day of the program, students will pay a courtesy call to Mr. Manabu Horii, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs and hold a final reporting session.
4. Through the program, students are expected to deepen their understanding of Japan and actively deliver messages about their experiences in Japan even after they return to their own countries.
[Reference] The second group includes students from the following countries;
Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom