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Press Office - PR#05–2012,January 19, 2012



An Invitation to all Filipino University Students



The Government of Japan is now inviting Filipino university students of undergraduate and graduate levels to join the Japan Study Program . The Japan Study Program aims to give accurate knowledge of the current status of Japanese universities to these students who are interested in studying in Japan. Additionally, it accentuates the value of studying and learning from the experiences of Japan in their revival processes from large-scale natural disasters. The Japan Study Program is coordinated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) as part of the Japanese Government scholarship promotional campaign.


From March 7 - 19, 2012 , 200 students from different countries, including 5 students from the Philippines, will visit Tokyo and Tohoku regions (Tohoku region was hit by the earthquake and tsunami in March last year). Participants will take part in seminars, with topics ranging from the Japanese education policy, support programs for exchange students, the new education programs and research projects of the universities within the Tohoku region, to stories of experiences during calamities by current international students. The students will also tour various historical and cultural sites and join exchange events in Tokyo and Tohoku regions.


Interested applicants must be able to satisfy the qualifications and requirements indicated below:



•  Applicants must be interested in studying in Japanese universities;

•  Applicants must be able to communicate in English or Japanese;

•  Applicants must be currently enrolled in a university or college in the Philippines;


Requirements after the program:

•  Participants must write an essay on his/her experience of the program to be submitted to the MEXT;

•  Participants must agree to organize briefing session(s) conducted in cooperation with home universities or other related agencies, such as the Japan Alumni Associations, the Japanese Embassy, Consulate-Generals, or local governments.


Application forms may be downloaded from the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines website

< http://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp/culture/index.htm >. Deadline of submission of application forms is on January 27, 2012 (Friday) .


For more information,

visit or call:



Japan Information and Cultural Center (JICC)

Embassy of Japan

2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City 1300

Tel #: (02) 551-5710 local 2314