TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eleven university undergraduate/graduate students from Singapore are scheduled to visit Japan from December 2nd to December 10th as part of the Japan’s Friendship Ties Programs, “JENESYS 2019” promoted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA).
They will visit Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nara to experience international program under the theme of “Culture an Art Exchange”. In Tokyo, they will visit Tokyo National Museum and Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum to have better understanding of Japanese culture and learn how to protect/utilize its cultural properties by observing how they publicize it to make the most of historic, artistic, and academic value of art.
In Kyoto, they will experience school exchange program at Kyoto Institute of Technology, and visit Kinkaku-ji, Kiyomizu-dera which is world heritage. In Nara, they will experience home stay program, and visit traditional craft workers and Todaiji-temple, Kasuga grand shrine to observe traditional crafts and arts which is inherited for many years.
Through this program, we hope the friendly relationship between Japan and Singapore will be strengthened, and the participants proactively share the appeals of Japan and other information after returning to home country.
[For reference]: Japan Exchange Program JENESYS 2019
People with the ability and future mission to deliver messages between Japan and the countries and regions of Asia and Oceania are invited and dispatched in order to promote an understanding of Japan with regard to politics, economics, society, culture, history, foreign policy, and the like, and pro-Japanese people and experts on Japan are discovered in order to strengthen Japan’s message to other countries and expand Japan’s diplomatic foundation by having the guests and dispatches take the initiative to spread information about the diplomatic stance, appeals, and other facets of Japan.
Monday, December 2nd
[Lecture] The Japan-Singapore relations and The Foreign Policy of Japan
Tuesday, December 3rd
[Observation] Tokyo National Museum
[Observation] Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
Wednesday, December 4th
[School Exchange] Tama Art University, Hachioji campus