Participants of JENESYS 2016 Pay Courtesy Call on Ambassador Horie
March 28, 2017
JENESYS 2016 aims to promote a global understanding of Japan’s society, history, diverse culture, politics, and diplomatic relations, and total 15 students (14 from Pohnpei, 1 from Kosrae) were invited to Japan under this program. During their stay in Japan for 8 days, the participants experienced cultural workshops and home visits and they also exchanged their cultures and traditional dances with other participants from different countries.
During the courtesy call, participants expressed their gratitude to be able to attend the program. In their presentations, they excitingly explained to Ambassador what they experienced by showing pictures they took in their visit in Tokyo and Okinawa prefecture. Being impressed by sophisticated Japanese food and difference of thinking on time between Japan and Micronesia, they plan to share their experiences at their school, COM (College of Micronesia). Ambassador Horie encouraged them to share their experiences in Japan with others and request them to be a friendship bridge between Japan and Micronesia through more positive participation in various cultural exchange programs in Micronesia.
(JENESYS program sends about 3,000 people from Asia-Pacific region to Japan annually. High school and university students and after-graduates are eligible to participate this program. Details will be available the links below.
【Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan】
【Youth Exchange Network: facebook】