4 off to Japan for study trip

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FOUR students headed to Japan yesterday for the 7th Japan-Brunei Friendship Association (JBFA) programme by the Mitsubishi Corporation.

JBFA aims for this programme strengthen the relationship between Japan and the Sultanate, especially among both nations’ youth.

Throughout the six-day study trip, the Bruneian students will be learning more about the Japanese culture and the country’s economic growth. In return, the students will provide a joint presentation about Brunei culture and their individual university life during the visit to the Waseda University on December 11.

Syhahienaz Hj Kamis, a student from Sussex University in the United Kingdom, and Nurhidayat Hj Abdullah from Petroleum and Chemical Engineering from the Institut Teknologi Brunei told The Brunei Times that they were hoping to learn more about Japan’s energy sustainability.

Syhahienaz said she would take this opportunity to further develop her understanding of Japan’s culture and economical sustainability.

Another participant, Vincent Lim Wee Sen of the Universiti of Brunei Darussalam, said that he would take advantage of the tours throughout the six days to learn more on how Japan has sustained their economic growth with the hope of bringing this knowledge to further develop the Sultanate’s own economy.

Jefri Bolkiah Engineering College student, Nur Ezzah Sya’Biyah Sham Khiruddin, wants to observe Japan’s technological development and select those which could be implemented in Brunei Darussalam.

She stated that Japan’s advancement of technology was extraordinary and learning could be beneficial to Brunei.

The Brunei Times