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~JICE Hosts Annual Potluck Party for International Students~

More than two regions International Student Service

On November 16th and December 8th, JICE HQ and Chubu Branch Office respectively hosted a potluck party, a networking event for international students studying at various universities under different projects managed by JICE. A total of 70 international students from 20 countries attended the parties.
Participants in unique and colorful traditional costume enjoyed conversations with other students and the JICE staff while tasting a rich variety of international dishes they had brought in. The party had a very colorful atmosphere.
As a fun program, the party featured Japanese games, quiz competition regarding Japan and students’ home countries, and Cambodian and African dance performances. These programs helped participants communicate smoothly and satisfy their curiosity to know more about the cultures and lives of Japan and other countries.
JICE is committed to enrich students’ life in Japan not only by supporting their daily lives but also providing opportunities for cultural and social exchanges to deepen our engagement with them. We believe that it will help them make an invaluable memory of life in Japan and increase an understanding of Japan and their fellow countries.

Number of the party participants by program and country (Headquarters)
Program CategoryParticipantsCountry
1 Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) 15 7
2 Japan Human Resource Development Scholarship for Chinese Young Leaders (JDS China) 3 1
3 Master's Degree and Internship Program of African Business Education Initiative for Youth (ABE Initiative) 10 8
4 The Project for the Promotion and Enhancement of the Afghan Capacity for Effective Development (PEACE) 2 1
5 Stragetic Management and Intellectual Property Rights Program(SMIPRP) 2 2
Total 32 19

Number of the party participants by program and country (Chubu Office)
Program CategoryParticipantsCountry
1 Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) 24 5
2 Japan Human Resource Development Scholarship for Chinese Young Leaders (JDS China) 2 1
3 Master's Degree and Internship Program of African Business Education Initiative for Youth (ABE Initiative) 9 8
4 The Project for the Promotion and Enhancement of the Afghan Capacity for Effective Development (PEACE) 3 1
Total 38 15
【Chubu】ABE participants and the JICE staff learning from JDS Cambodian Fellows how to dance
【Chubu】ABE participant instructing how to dance
【Chubu】Vietnamese spring roll
【HQ】Participants enjoying international cuisines
【HQ】Quiz team member discussing an answer
【HQ】Participants’ family members chatting at the party
【Chubu】Group photo
【HQ】Group photo

Shiho IDOGAWA (Ms.)
International Student Program Officer
International Student Programs Division
International Student Programs Department Ⅰ