21 Bruneians leave for Japan to join JENESYS

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THE second batch of Bruneians taking part in the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) 2016 programme yesterday left the sultanate for Japan.

The delegation comprising 10 local university students and 11 adults will join the other 220 participants from Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

Also joining the delegation are two Bruneian students from the Institute of Brunei Technical Education Sultan Saiful Rijal Campus’ School of Hospitality and Tourism. The students are accompanied by the head of the school and one of the school's instructors.

The 10-day programme, themed Economics, is aimed to promote mutual trust and understanding among the people of Japan and the participating countries to build a basis for future friendships and cooperation.

It is also aimed to promote a global understanding of Japan’s economics, society, politics and foreign policy, as well as to share information on Japan to the public of ASEAN member states, Timor-Leste and India.

The programme is hoped to build closer relations between the participants and the Japanese people.

Throughout this year’s JENESYS programme, participants will be visiting companies and organisations that focus on agriculture, food value chain and green tourism.

Participants will also visit educational institutions, high-tech and traditional industries, small-medium enterprises and historical landmarks.

Other than visiting companies and organisations, the participants will be involved in lectures, workshops, cross-cultural events, discussions, and take part in home stays or farm stays.

After completing the programme, the participants will have a report meeting and an action plan making session where they discuss on how they will disseminate information on the attractions of the Japanese products and companies they have visited.

At the Brunei International Airport yesterday, the First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Brunei Tokuro Ambe was present to send off the participants.

The Brunei Times