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Students Take Part In Japanese Programme

Promotes global understanding of Japan’s diverse culture, politics and diplomatic relations A group of students from the University of the South Pacific participated in the JENESYS 2016 programme. JENESYS is
25 Oct 2016 11:00
Students Take Part In Japanese Programme
USP students at the site where 2011 Tsunami had struck Fukushima. Photo: University of the South Pacific

Promotes global understanding of Japan’s diverse culture, politics and diplomatic relations

A group of students from the University of the South Pacific participated in the JENESYS 2016 programme.

JENESYS is a programme funded by the government of Japan to promote a global understanding of Japan’s society, history, diverse culture, politics and diplomatic relations.

It is an opportunity for undergraduate students to travel to Japan for a two-week study tour.

For the participants, the highlight of the tour was their home stay with local families.

A participant Broderick Mervyn said: “Our host families and all the friends we made on the trip, truly made Japan come alive beyond what we see and read.

“We are grateful to the Japanese government for creating this incredible opportunity for others to experience their country.”

The JENESYS programme also focuses on building a relationship with youth of Asia Pacific.

JENESYS Cordinator Rupeni Tawake said: “The team has been honored to be the future of the Pacific Region, to be responsible for creating peace, harmony, tolerance and a solid basis for future co-operation.”

The theme for this tour is “Disaster Prevention and Rehabilitation”.

The opportunity allowed the students to know about how Japan’s citizens got back on their feet since the 2011 Tsunami and Earthquake and the nuclear accident in Fukushima.

The programme ran from  October 12 to  October 21

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

 

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