Pakistani students to visit Japan on short-term Japan-Saarc network programme

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Zubair Qureshi

A delegation of nine Pakistani students accompanied by a supervisor is leaving for Japan on the short-term invitation extended by the Government of Japan from 25th November to 3rd December, 2019 under the Japan-SAARC Network Programme of people–to-people exchange known as Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS).
This year four students from Beaconhouse School along with a supervisor and five students from Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University are selected to visit Japan under this youth exchange programme.
Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) is a youth exchange programme between Japan and SAARC countries initiated to reaffirm and strengthen mutual trust and understanding among the people of Japan and participating countries.
This programme aims not only to promote capacity building but also to develop mutual understanding among youths of Japan and that of SAARC countries.
In this regard the Embassy of Japan on Wednesday held a pre-departure orientation for the participating youth from Pakistan to enlighten them with some basic information about Japan and its society. On the occasion, Ambassador of Japan Kuninori Matsuda handed over travel documents to the participating youth from the two educational institutions.
Ambassador Matsuda while speaking on the occasion said that people-to-people exchange programme and especially youth exchange programme was a very productive platform to learn from each other.
He congratulated the youth for embarking on this invitation programme and urged them to avail this life-time opportunity to learn more about Japan during their visit to the country.
The ambassador informed the young visitors that Japan is opening up its doors for the skilled Pakistani youth to come and work in Japan under its new visa regime system.
“We are going to open our labor market to Pakistan and nine other countries. Pakistan is among one of the top ten countries selected to benefit from this scheme” said Ambassador Matsuda. He advised the visiting students to make friends, enjoy the life, culture and historical heritage during their short stay in Japan.