Japan-ASEAN Student Conference was held with 149 youth from ASEAN Member States (AMS), mainly studying at universities and graduate schools for 9-night 10-day from Saturday, December 7, 2013 to Monday, December 16, 2013.
Participants from AMS visited some places in Tokyo with Japanese volunteers. Participants were divided into five multinational groups by discussion topics and each group visited one of those local prefectures/city, Shiga Prefecture, Wakayama Prefecture, Tottori Prefecture, Hakodate City, Hokkaido and Kagoshima Prefecture, for local programme including visits to local institutions related to discussion topics and experience of local traditional culture to understand variety of culture, traditions and life style in Japan. The 3-night 4-day Discussion Programme (December 12-15) was scheduled to be implemented at the same period of the the ASEAN-Japan Special Summit Meeting.
In order to understand the situation of some issues in each country and participate in the 3-night 4-day Discussion Programme with Japanese students, participating youth discussed and shared ideas by each discussion topic group. As the discussion topics, “Education,” “Entrepreneurship,” “Environment and Corporate Social Contribution (CSC),” “Social Contribution Activities of Youth based on the Volunteerism” and “Traditional Culture” were chosen among various issues shared in Japan and AMS, under the common theme “The cooperative role of youth in ASEAN and Japan towards peace, stability, development and prosperity in Asia.” During the program, participants summarized social activities in which they would continue to be active by themselves after the Japan-ASEAN Student Conference, considering the cooperation among Japan and AMS in each area of discussion. Discussion output including action plans were submitted to the ASEAN Secretariat with the project completion report.
On December 13, the first ladies of ASEAN Member States and Japan visited the participants to listen their experiences, followed by a special talk session for representatives from each participating country with Mrs. Akie Abe, First Lady of Japan.
Number of the participants from 10 ASEAN Member States: about 15 from each country (in total 149)
Brunei Darussalam (15), Kingdom of Cambodia (15), Republic of Indonesia (15, including one representative from ASEAN Secretariat), Lao P.D.R. (15), Malaysia (14), Republic of the Union of Myanmar (15), Republic of the Philippines (15), Republic of Singapore (15), Kingdom of Thailand (15) and Socialist Republic of Viet Nam (15)
Japanese participants: 28 selected in Japan (for 3-night 4-day Discussion Program)
Tokyo (All participants), Shiga Prefecture (30), Wakayama Prefecture (30), Tottori Prefecture (30), Hakodate City, Hokkaido (28), Kagoshima Prefecture (30)
Organized and Implemented by Center for International Youth Exchange
Supported by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Funded by Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF)
* Japan-ASEAN Student Conference was implemented upon the approval by the ASEAN Secretariat
Saturday, December 7
Arrival of the participants from ASEAN countries
Sunday, December 8
Tokyo City Tour by country (Courses: Asakusa, Harajuku, Edo
(Kiyosumi Gardens, Fukagawa Edo Museum and Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine) )
Monday, December 9- Wednesday, December 11
Participants from AMS divided into five multinational groups by discussion topics and visited five Prefectures/City; Group① Shiga Prefecture, Group② Wakayama Prefecture, Group③ Tottori Prefecture, Group④ Hakodate City, Hokkaido and Group⑤ Kagoshima Prefecture. All group members were back to Tokyo on December 11.
Thursday, December 12 –Sunday, December 15 : 3 night 4 day Discussion Programme
Thursday, December 12
Orientation for Japanese participants
Discussion Program Orientation
Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception
Friday, December 13
First Ladies' Programs during the ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit Meeting
Talks and photo session with the first ladies of ASEAN Member States and Japan
Talk Session for representatives from each participating country with Mrs. Akie Abe. First Lady of Japan
Institutional Visits by Discussion Topics
【Education】Pony School Katsushika
【Entrepreneurship】Piece of Peace Co., Ltd. "paxi house tokyo"
【Environment and Corporate Social Contribution】EcoNetworks Co.(Eco-Products 2013, Environmental Exhibition)
【Social Contribution Activities of Youth based on the Volunteerism】Meiji Gakuin University
【Traditional Culture】Urasenke, Tradition of Tea
Cultural Exchange Dinner
Saturday, December 14 Group discussion by topic
Sunday, December 15 Discussion Summary Presentation, Completion Ceremony, Farewell Reception
Monday, December 16 Departure from Narita international airport
JENESYS 2.0 MOFA, Japan
Holding of the JENESYS 2.0 Japan-ASEAN Student Conference
First Ladies' Programs during the ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit Meeting The Japan-ASEAN Student Conference ("JENESYS 2.0") / Mrs. Abe's Talks with Participants in the Japan-ASEAN Student Conference
Tottori Prefecture Governor’s page
JENESYS 2.0 JAPAN - ASEAN Participants
40th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation