JENESYS 2019 Youth Exchange Program

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Phnom Penh: 25 Cambodian youths are going to visit Japan from 13 to 21 on January 2020 at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan under the JENESYS (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth) 2019.

These participants were selected by “The Competition for Participating JENESYS 2019 Youth Exchange Program to Japan” among 488 applicants of 122 groups through the first screening by the Embassy of Japan and the second round of the group presentation competition by 48 university students of 12 groups, which was held on 17 October 2019 at the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC) under the theme of “My Province, My Hometown”.

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The participants will visit Tokushima prefecture, which is the host town for Cambodian athletes during the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games in 2020 and famous for Awa Odori, one of the biggest traditional dance festival in Japan. During their visit to Tokushima Prefecture, they will try Awa Odori dance and join an exchange program with Japanese university students. They will also pay a courtesy call on Governor of Tokushima Prefecture and experience homestay as well as Japanese culture. The detailed schedule is attached herewith.