08 November 2010

Japan Cultural Trip Program

The National Youth Commission announced that the "10-day Visit to Japan Program" of the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Program is now open to all applicants for student ambassadors and supervisors.

The JENESYS Program is an all-expense-paid cultural trip to Japan and is funded by the Japanese Government through the Japan International Cultural Center (JICC) of the Embassy of Japan in Manila and the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE).

This program is carried out in partnership with the ASEAN Secretariat to deepen the delegates’ understanding of the different facets of the Japanese society including politics, diplomacy, economics and culture and to form the basis of future vision and construct firm solidarity among Asian countries which will promote mutual understanding of the future generation of ASEAN and East Asia Summit member countries.

One hundred eighty-four student ambassadors, who are 16 to 18 years old and 16 supervisors, who are 30 to 50 years old, from all the regions of the country will be selected through a rigorous selection process.

Interested applicants may visit www.youth.net.ph to download the entry forms and the complete list of qualifications and requirements. All applications must be addressed to the JENESYS Program Secretariat of the National Youth Commission c/o Marielou Chua, 4th Floor, Bookman Building, 373 Quezon Ave., Quezon City or the NYC area offices on or before 3 December 2010.