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MIRAI・2019 1st Group (Peacebuilding)

November 11, 2019

1. From November 13th to 21st, 16 youths from the Western Balkans will visit Japan as members of the first group of MIRAI・2019 (Theme: Peacebuilding), promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. In this year, in total 5 groups will be organized depend on their themes.

2. The first group will visit Tokyo and Hiroshima by this program. In Tokyo, they will visit JICA Global Plaza, some cultural institutions and companies as well as exchange their opinions with Japanese students in Sofia University. 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. Additionally, the students will stay with host families to learn further Japanese customs and Japanese people.

3. Through the program, participants 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 1]
The first group includes students from the following 6 countries;
Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, North Macedonia and Montenegro

[Reference 2]
Implementing organization

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