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21 Lao youth depart for Japan to deepen understanding of Cutting-edge Technology

Twenty-one young people on Feb 28 departed from the Lao PDR for Japan to participate in the “Manufacturing and Science Technologies Exchange” conducted under the framework of JENESYS 2022 supported by the Government of Japan.

This programme focuses on the cutting-edge technology in Japan. The 21 youth have been selected in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Sports as participants for JENESYS 2019 programme. After three years postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have finally set off.

The participants for this programme will visit Tokyo and Hokkaido prefecture. In addition to attending lectures, visiting facilities and key industries related to emerging Japanese technology and innovation, they will experience cross-cultural events, workshops and discussions with local people in Japan.

Participants are expected to share and promote mutual understanding from their experiences, learnings and insights with wider audiences utilizing social networking services (SNS) during their 7-day stay in Japan and also after returning home.

JENESYS or Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths, is a youth-focused people-to-people exchange programme between Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. More than 2,200 Lao young people have been to Japan for such exchanges since JENESYS’ establishment in 2007. It is expected that these exchanges will continue to promote mutual trust and understanding among the participating nations’ younger generations to build strong foundations for the long-term friendship and cooperation between Japan and the Lao PDR.

Source: Lao News Agency