Japanese students teach Lao students how to fold paper birds, Nongbone SecondarySchool, Vientiane, Feb 17
(KPL) Twenty Japanese undergraduate students are visiting Laos as part of the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS 2016).
The most recent batch visited Laos from Feb 14-21 to learn about the politics, society, history and diplomatic policy of Japan in order to convey that information to the people of Lao and to promote a better understanding of Japan and its attractive features, so that mutual trust and understanding among the people of Laos and Japan can be deepened.
The Japanese students gave presentations and held performances for Lao students in school exchange programmes on 18th and 19th February, 2017 respectively.
The presentations and performances were intended to introduce the students to interesting facts and features about Japan and its culture.
JENESYS2016 is an initiative launched by the government of Japan (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) to invite and educate brilliant youths who are expected to play active roles in various fields in the future, between countries of the Asia-Pacific region and Japan.
Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) is commissioned to plan and implement programmes under the initiative.
The objectives of JENESYS2016 are to promote mutual trust and understanding among the people of Japan and participating countries and regions, to build a basis for future friendship and cooperation, to promote a global understanding of Japan’s society, history, diverse culture, politics and foreign policy, and to convey information on Japan to the general public of ASEAN member states, Timor-Leste and India through participation in this project.