JENESYS 2.0: History, Tradition and Cultural Exchange 3rd Batch (Young Artists), 4th Batch (Music Exchange) Students and Youth Exchange Programme (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam)

13 March 2014

    From 9 March to 18 March, about 190 vocational school and university students from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam are visiting Japan as part of programme on the theme of “History and Culture” under JENESYS 2.0.

    Participants first visited Tokyo to observe historical buildings and music-related facilities and experienced exchanges with university students. Then they were divided into six groups to visit Iiyama City, Tateshina City, Ina City, and Aoki Village in Nagano Prefecture. In order to have a first-hand experience with the “Cool Japan” that is highly acclaimed and attracting a large attention in many fields, the participants will have an opportunity to feel the attractions of each prefecture on various aspects through visiting a local government, a local company and popular sights, having cultural experience as well as exchanging views with local residents.

    This programme is expected to enable youths from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam to deepen their understanding of and interest in “Japan brand” and Japanese values including its strengths and attractions, and to disseminate their experiences to their respective countries.