Pakistani students to visit Japan under youth exchange program

A delegation of nine Pakistani students accompanied by a supervisor will be visiting Japan from February 1 to 7, 2023, on the invitation by the Government of Japan under the Japan-SAARC Network Program of People-to-People Exchange known as JENESYS.

The student delegation comprises five undergraduate students from COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad campus, and four high school students from Westminster Academy Islamabad along with a supervisor to visit Japan under this youth exchange program.

The Embassy of Japan hosted a pre-departure orientation session for the visiting delegation of students to give them some necessary information and also to hand over travel documents to them before their departure.

Speaking on the occasion, Wada Mitsuhiro, the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, congratulated the young students upon their selection for visiting Japan under the exchange program.

Lifetime opportunity

This program, he said, will be a lifetime opportunity for young minds to learn more about Japan. The Ambassador, while emphasizing the importance of people-to-people exchange stated that the exchange of people especially the youth is probably the most productive and fruitful way to further deepen the relations between the countries.

Expressing his best wishes, the Ambassador hoped that the visiting Pakistani students, besides fostering friendships with the Japanese youth, will find ample opportunities to learn and enjoy life, culture, and historical heritage during their stay in Japan — the world’s third-largest economy.

Tokyo is a perfect mesh of the modern and traditional. (Image Credit: State Department)

Exchange Program

Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) is a youth exchange program between Japan and the Asia Pacific region launched by the Japanese Government that aims to reaffirm and strengthen mutual trust and understanding among the people of Japan and participating countries.

Under the JENESYS 2022 program, participants from SAARC countries during their stay in Japan will be provided opportunities to learn and deepen further their understanding of Japan’s cutting-edge high technologies, economy, and society and also experience Japan’s traditional culture by participating in various lectures and visits.

This year, a total of 70 high school students and undergraduate students from SAARC countries have been invited by the Government of Japan to participate in this short-term invitation.

The SAARC states are Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

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