JENESYS 2.0 Japan-ASEAN Student Conference

Organized and Implemented by
Center for International Youth Exchange

Programme Outline and Itinerary

1 Outline of JENESYS 2.0 Japan - ASEAN Student Conference

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.

1.2 Participating Countries and Number of Participants

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)

1.3 Prefectures/City to be Visited and Number of Participants

Tokyo (All participants), Shiga Prefecture (30), Wakayama Prefecture (30), Tottori Prefecture (30), Hakodate City, Hokkaido (28), Kagoshima Prefecture (30)

1.4 Organizations

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

2 Itinerary

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.

●Group① (Shiga Prefecture) Topic: Education
Received by Shiga International Youth Exchange Organization (Shiga IYEO)
【Institutional Visit】Ryu-oh Municipal Ryu-oh Elementary School,【Local Tour】Hikone Castle, Genkyuen, Biwako Museum, Kouga Ninja Village,【Interaction】Walk with Hikone Castle town with Shiga University students, Welcome Reception,【Experience of Japanese Culture】Tea Ceremony
●Group② (Wakayama Prefecture) Topic: Entrepreneurship
Received by Kai-Yu-Kai
【Institutional Visit】Lecture about entrepreneurship by CEO of Travel Café Central
【Local Tour】Wakayama Castle Park, 【Courtesy Call】Wakayama Prefectural Government,
【Interaction】Welcome Reception, Exchange Ideas with students from Faculty of Biology-oriented Science and Technology, Kinki University 【Lecture】New business model utilizing the research at Kinki University【Experience of Japanese Culture】Kishu Lacquer Ware-Makie experience
●Group③ (Tottori prefecture) Topic: Environment and Corporate Social Contribution
Received by Tottori Seiyu-Kai
【Institutional Visit】Tottori University of Environmental Studies,【Local Tour】Tottori Sand dune, Sand Museum, Arid Land Research Center, Tottori Nature Environment Center, Sakaiminato City (Mizuki Shigeru Road), 【Courtesy Call】Tottori Prefectural Government,【Interaction】Welcome Reception, Interaction with students at Tottori University of Environmental Studies【Lecture】Prefectural activities for environmental protection
●Group④ (Hakodate City, Hokkaido) Topic: Social Contribution Activities of Youth based on the Volunteerism
Received by Hokkaido International Foundation (HIF)
【Institutional Visit】Hokkaido University of Education,【Local Tour】Onuma Quasi-National Park (Observation to rafts made in the Overseas Work Camp), Kombu-kan-seaweed museum, Mount Hakodate Ropeway, Goryokaku Tower, Red Brick Warehouse, 【Courtesy Call】Hakodate City Hall【Interaction】Welcome Reception, Iai Girls’ High School, 【Experience of Japanese Culture】Tea Ceremony at Ryuhouji-temple
●Group⑤ (Kagoshima prefecture) Topic: Traditional Culture
Received by Kagoshima International Youth Exchange Organization (Kagoshima IYEO)
【Institutional Visit】Kamo Town, Aira City【Local Tour】Kamo Hachiman Shrine, Kamo Japanese Paper Craft Center, Sengan-en, Kagoshima City Museum of Art, Sakurajima, Nish Hongan-ji, Terukuni Shrine, Satsuma-Kiriko, Kurozu Information Center, 【Interaction】Welcome Reception with people related to Kagoshima Prefectural Government, Kagoshima City Hall (Trial of Traditional Arts; Japanese Dram and Japanese juggling), Interaction with local university students 【Experience of Japanese Culture】Tea Ceremony, Japanese sword (Jigenryu)

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