Countries & Regions
On January 18, 2013, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, during his visit to Indonesia, announced to undertake a new youth exchange project between Japan and ASEAN Member States, among other countries, as “JENESYS 2.0”. Approximately 30,000 youths from the Asian/Oceanian region will have an opportunity to participate in related programs. By commencing this project within FY2012 and intensively implementing related programs in a short period time, we aimed to revitalize of the Japanese economy by promoting potential interests towards Japan, increasing visitors to Japan, and at the same time, promoting global understanding on Japan’s strengths and attractions as well as Japanese values, including Cool Japan. Based on this, the government conducted inbound and outbound programs in cooperation with each country and related organizations. The program was closed in 2018.