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Group of Students from 14 Pacific Island Countries, Australia and New Zealand to Visit Japan under Japan's Friendship Promotion Program "JENESYS2018"

Press release November 17, 2018 Student Programme Exchange

The Japan Overseas Cooperative Association "JOCA" will be holding a youth exchange program for Oceanian countries called JENESYS2018 in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the University of the South Pacific.

The invitation program will take place in Tokyo and other cities throughout Japan for a duration of about 10 days. Participants will learn about strengths, allures and values of Japan through various activities, such as visiting facilities of local industries, disaster prevention, peacebuilding, sports and cultural sites. In addition, the participants will mingle with Japanese citizens through school exchanges and homestays.



JENESYS2018 is aimed at promoting understanding toward Japan regarding politics, economy, society, culture, history and diplomatic policy by inviting bearers of the future who have the capability of external dissemination from Asia and the Pacific region to Japan. At the same time, it is intended to discover pro-Japanese groups and let them disseminate information actively about the fundamentals of Japanese diplomacy and its attractiveness.

*JOCA is in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in the implementation of JENESYS2018.
For the schedule, please visit:

Relevant organization's website
The University of the South Pacific:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Japan Overseas Cooperative Association:

The Japan Overseas Cooperative Association is coordinating and implementing the Youth Invitation Program from Oceania, on consignment from the University of the South Pacific.

Source: Japan Overseas Cooperative Association


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