This fiscal year, 16 students from Laos have been awarded Japan’s MEXT scholarships. The scholars include eight to study master’s degrees, two attending a technical college, and six enrolled for specialised training.
All of the students have excelled in their previous required examinations conducted by MEXT, and are expected to study in Japan for varying amounts of time depending on their individual courses.
Japanese Ambassador to Laos Takeshi Hikihara emphasised in his remarks that the subjects chosen by the 16 students should certainly open a new perspective for their prosperous futures.
He also referred to the importance of seeing the real Japan, through their own eyes, and talking directly with Japanese people.
He encouraged the students to continue to engage with Japan on their return, and they will become a bridge between Laos and Japan.
At the ceremony, Ms Soulida Louangphachaleun, who will study for Master’s degrees in Global Business and Management Studies at Doshisha University, spoke on behalf of the current MEXT Scholarship students and expressed their gratitude to the Japanese Government for its generous funding allowing them to study in Japan, as well as their renewed determination to study hard in Japan.
The reception was attended by Mr Khenthong Nuanthasing, the Vice President of the Foreign Affairs Committee, the President of the Lao-Japan Friendship Parliamentarian Group, National Assembly, some DDs from related Ministries and other officials from relevant organizations.
Source: Lao News Agency