College and Graduate Students from Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus visit Japan under MIRAI Program
People-to-people exchange particularly between young people is more important than ever at this time of increasing global insecurity and uncertainty.
JICE hosted the visit of 70 college and graduate students from Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus from September 9th to September 15th.
They visited Japan for exchange with the Japanese youth through cultural observation and event participation under MIRAI* program sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. MIARI is part of the Ministry’s Japan Friendship Ties Program along with other programs for Asia and the Pacific (JENESYS), North America (KAKEHAHI) and Latin America and the Caribbean (Juntos!!).
These programs are intended to promote people-to-people exchange between young students and researchers of the same generation in Japan and the various nations of the Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and to encourage an understanding of Japan’s politics, society, history, and diplomatic relations among participants. Participants are expected to actively disseminate their insightful observations and good impressions of Japan through social media network and others thereby helping to raise the image of Japan in the international community and maintain its interest in the country.
Starting in 2015, the MIRAI program was conducted this year for the second time and JICE was newly entrusted to manage it this time.
For further report about this program, please visit:
*MIRAI: Mutual Understanding, Intellectual Relations and Academic Exchange Initiative
International Exchange Department, JICE