Highlights of JENESYS2023 Activities Reported in January 2024

Highlights of JENESYS2023 Activities Reported in January 2024
31 January 2024 -

JENESYS2023 aims to promote mutual trust and understanding among the peoples of Japan, ASEAN Member States, and Timor-Leste, to build a basis for future friendship and cooperation, as well as to encourage an understanding of various aspects of Japan. The project is supported by the Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). These are the highlights of JENESYS2023 reported by Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) in January 2024:

JENESYS Laos-Japan Business Exchange and JENESYS2023 Laos-Japan Disaster Prevention and Recovery from Disasters exchange – A total of 15 Laotian university students visited Japan from 16-23 January 2024. They visited Tokyo and Miyagi prefectures. In Tokyo, they learned about Japanese culture and society, and then they had the theme related lectures and observations such as “Tokyo Stock Exchange Arrows” and “OECD” (Business exchange), “Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications” and “Life Safety Learning Center Tokyo Fire Department” (Disaster Prevention and Recovery from Disasters exchange). In Miyagi, they visited “The International Policy Division, Miyagi Prefectural Government”, “Tohoku Fukushi University” and Tome City. They had a lot of experiences such as theme-related lectures and observation, school exchange, and homestay! The highlight was the homestay. It was impressive for them to enjoy various things such as a kimono experience, strawberry picking, and playing in the snow with host families. They will make use of what they learned from this program and set up the reporting sessions and events in their schools.

JENESYS Alumni Reunion on Study in Japan was held online on 12 January 2024 and attended by over 200 people. It is hoped this can be a useful reference for everyone aiming to study in Japan.

Hello from JENESYS Alumni – Mr. Poka Som from Cambodia had the opportunity to visit Japan for the first time in December 2023 through JENESYS2023 (ASEAN-Japan Students Conference). His group’s theme was “Climate Change and Disaster Prevention”. During their visit to Sendai City, they learned about evacuation routes, helicopter rescue, and other related topics. He also had an honor opportunity to meet the First Lady of Japan’s Prime Minister, KISHIDA Yuko and talk about flooding, which is one of serious issue in Cambodia.