JICC Director Mr. Kiyoshi Takeuchi and Researcher / Adviser Mr. Shinichiro Kato, with NYC Executive Director Shierwin Taay
and NYC Chief of Social Marketing Division Ms. Marilou Chua, and the last batch of delegates of the JENESYS 2.0 Program
The third and final batch of the JENESYS 2.0 (Japan- East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths 2.0) participants left the Philippines last June 22, 2013, completing the last stretch of the promotion of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Youth Network under the JENESYS 2.0 Program. 36 Filipino youths from all parts of the country will be staying in Japan until June 30, 2013 for a 1-week cultural exchange program comprising of specially designed activities for the students. They will be joined by youths from 10 other ASEAN member countries, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The participants paid a courtesy call to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before starting their itinerary in Japan. They are also set to explore Tokyo and experience the advanced and safe technology of the Shinkansen. Through visits and lectures, the JENESYS 2.0 delegates are expected to learn more about the tasks of the local governments of Japan, to gain knowledge of the practices of Japan's local businesses, and interact with Japanese youths during school visits. They will also experience homestay with local families.
The JENESYS 2.0 is designed to create friendship among the Southeast Asian youths and Japanese counterparts through interaction and workshops. One of the many programs under the JENESYS 2.0 is promoting consciousness toward ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) among the young generation within the Southeast Asian regions to result in the making of the AEC Youth Network. The JENESYS 2.0 aims to add another 30,000 youths to the 30,000 young people who previously travelled to Japan under the previous JENESYS program.
Supported by the Government of Japan, the JENESYS 2.0 ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Youth Network is organized by the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), in close cooperation with the National Youth Commission (NYC) of the Republic of the Philippines. All expenses incurred during the program will be borne by the Government of Japan.