7 Pak students go Japan this year under JENESYS

February 7, 2014 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: The Consulate-General of Japan at Karachi on Friday held the orientation for the JENESYS (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths) participants. Akira Ouchi, the Consul-General of Japan in Karachi, said that through JENESYS program, youths of Pakistan and Japan would foster and strengthen friendship from their firsthand experiences and take an important role in consolidating future-oriented bilateral relationship.

JENESYS is a project launched by the Government of Japan from the standpoint of providing a sound foundation for strong solidarity within Asia, as well as developing friendly relations by promoting mutual understanding through youth exchange activities.

Its first phase was implemented from 2007 to 2012, and with its great success, the Government of Japan has decided to continue this youth exchange program, as the second phase, “JENESYS 2.0”.

The launch of “JENESYS 2.0” was announced by the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, on January 18, 2013, during his visit to Indonesia. The program aims to further invigorate youth exchanges between Japan and other countries from Asia and Ocean regions, including Pakistan.

Under“JENESYS 2.0”, the Government of Japan aims to provide opportunities for approximately 30, 000 youths from the Asian and Oceanian regions to participate in related youth exchange programs.

This year, the total of 72 participants from Pakistan, 67 High School and University students from Islamabad, Karachi and Quetta and 5 supervisors are going to visit Japan in February 2014.

It is expected that the participants to JENESYS 2.0 will further promote mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and Pakistan.