Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Suzuki receives courtesy call by students participating in the 14th Long-Term Exchange Program for Chinese High School Students
September 4, 2019
On Wednesday, September 4th 2019, commencing from 14:00 for about 30 minutes, Mr. Norikazu SUZUKI, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, received a courtesy call by 26 Chinese students who are participating in the 14th Long-Term Exchange Program for Chinese High School Students. The overview of the courtesy call is as follows.
1. Mr. Suzuki welcomed the visit of students and cheered them up for upcoming Japanese high school life about one year. Mr. Suzuki also mentioned about the importance of youth to youth exchanges and stated his expectation that the participating students will lead the future of Japan-China relationship.
2. In response, Mr. WANG Zilu, as a representative of the 26 students, thanked for support they have received and expressed their resolution to be actively engaged in various exchange activities and his expectation for Japanese high school life.
3. Subsequently, Mr. Suzuki and the students lively exchanged their opinions about Japanese high school life and cultural exchanges between Japan and China.
Long-Term Exchange Program for Chinese High School Students is an exchange program of the Japan Foundation. It was established as a part of the Japan-China 21st Century Friendship Program based on a summit agreement. Started in 2006, the program has been developing future leaders for Japan-China relationship through the experience in Japanese daily life about one year. The theme「心連心」of the project means“Heart to Heart”in Chinese.