• Japan’s 5th Jenesys program now open

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    In its ongoing campaign to support and sustain cross-cultural engagement among the youth, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Japan, has opened the fifth batch of the Jenesys 2.0, or the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth program. Manga, anime, and cosplay are the core themes of the exchange program, with the purpose of stimulating interest in the Japan Brand.

    Under this program, two supervisors, and 23 Filipino students from technical institutes, colleges, and universities, aged 18 to 30 years old, will be attending a 10-day exchange program in Japan from March 21 to 30, with the “Anime Japan 2014” exposition as the highlight of their trip. They will also tour corporations and join cultural experiences, as well as visit local government offices and schools, to witness the dual values of modernity and tradition that Japan espouses.

    The Jenesys 2.0 Program-Traditional Culture/Heritage/Art is coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Japan, in cooperation with the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) of the Embassy of Japan, the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) of the Philippines.

    The deadline for submission of applications is on January 31. For qualification, guidelines, and entry forms, check the Embassy of Japan website (http://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp), or the National Commission for Culture and the Arts website (http://www.ncca.gov.ph/main.php).

    All expenses incurred during the program will be borne by the government of Japan.

    For inquiries and application submission, contact Annie Luis of the NCCA at 527-2206, or through e-mail: ncca_iao@yahoo.com; intl_affairs@ncca.gov.ph.

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