In an exciting development, seven Pakistani undergraduate students and a young professional have received an exclusive invitation from the Government of Japan to visit Japan under the Japan-SAARC youth exchange program.
This initiative falls under the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) and is set to take place from December 11 to 19, 2023, with the theme for this year’s visit program focusing on Connectivity and Economic Cooperation.
The JENESYS program, launched by the Japanese Government, aims to foster mutual trust and understanding among the youth of Japan and the Asia-Pacific region.
As part of the 2023 program, the Pakistani students will have the opportunity to delve into various aspects of Japan, including its economy, society, history, politics, and diplomatic relations. Through lectures and visits, they will also experience the rich cultural diversity of Japan.
Pre-departure session for Pakistani students
Ahead of their departure, the Embassy of Japan in Pakistan organized a pre-departure orientation session for the students, providing them with valuable information to enhance their experience in Japan.
Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, Wada Mitsuhiro, congratulated the selected students, emphasizing that this youth exchange program presents a lifetime opportunity for them to gain profound insights into Japan.
Japanese Abassador highlighted the significance of people-to-people exchanges, especially among the youth, in fostering mutual understanding and friendly relations between nations. He expressed hope that the visiting Pakistani students would make the most of their time in Japan, immersing themselves in the country’s life, culture, and historical heritage, and subsequently sharing their enriching experiences with their peers.
JENESYS 2023 Youth Exchange Program
This year’s JENESYS 2023 program extends invitations to a total of 56 undergraduate/graduate students and young professionals from SAARC countries. The program is not only anticipated to contribute to capacity building but also aims to strengthen mutual understanding between the youth of Japan and those of SAARC countries. This educational journey promises to be a stepping stone for the participants in broadening their horizons and forging lasting connections.