Twenty students and one supervisor, who departed from Vientiane on Mar 6, will deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and language through their participation in a study tour under the “JENESYS 2016” program supported by the government of Japan.
The group will stay in Japan from Mar 7 to 14 and take part in the “Japanese Language Communication” programme.
The study tour aims to promote a better understanding of Japanese culture, history and society among those learning the Japanese language.
The twenty Lao students mentioned above were selected in collaboration with Japanese language institutes in Vientiane Capital and other provinces.
These Lao students will visit Tokyo and Fukui Prefecture (located near the centre of the Japan Sea Coast).
Besides visiting various historic and traditional landmarks, they will also have the opportunity to experience a student exchange and a farm-stay (working farms to experience a rural lifestyle).
The participants are expected to improve their Japanese language skills and contribute to strengthening the friendly relations between Japan and the Lao PDR.
JENESYS 2016 is a people-to-people exchange programme between Japan and the Asia-Pacific region, and will succeed JENESYS 2015.
The Japanese Government will invite about 340 young people from Laos to Japan during this fiscal year.
The programme is expected to promote mutual trust and understanding among the people of Japan and the Asia-Pacific region, and to build a basis for future friendship and cooperation.
Source: Lao News Agency