The Japan Overseas Cooperative Association "JOCA" (*) is holding a youth exchange program for Oceanian countries, called JENESYS, from December 5 to 13 in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the University of the South Pacific. The invitation program will take place in Tokyo and other cities throughout Japan for duration of about nine days. Participants will learn about strengths, allures and values of Japan through various activities, such as visiting local industries as well as disaster prevention, peacebuilding, and cultural sites. In addition, the participants will interact with Japanese citizens through school exchanges and homestays.
JENESYS is aimed at promoting understanding toward Japan regarding politics, economy, society, culture, history and diplomatic policy by inviting to Japan the bearer of the future who has external dissemination capability in the Asia-Pacific region. At the same time, it is intended to discover pro-Japanese groups and let them actively disseminate information about the fundamentals of Japanese diplomacy and its attractiveness.
(*) JOCA is in partnerships with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in the implementation of JENESYS. It is also coordinating and implementing the youth invitation program from Oceania on consignment from the University of the South Pacific.
- Group 1A (Regional Development)
- Group 1B (Peace Building)
Relevant organizations' websites:
- University of the South Pacific: https://www.usp.ac.fj/
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan: https://www.mofa.go.jp/p_pd/ep/page22e_000703.html
- Japan Overseas Cooperative Association: https://www.joca.or.jp/ (Japanese)
Source: Japan Overseas Cooperative Association