JENESYS PROGRAMMES


Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths

In January 2007 at the Second East Asia Summit (EAS), Mr Shinzo Abe, then Prime Minister of Japan announced a plan to implement a ¥35-billion youth exchange programme, inviting about 6,000 young people to Japan mainly from the EAS member states every year for the next five years. Based on this plan, the Government of Japan has launched the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS). This programme aims to deepen understanding of the different faces of the Japanese society including politics, diplomacy, economics and cultures and to form the basis of future vision and construct firm solidarity among Asian countries which will promote mutual understanding of the future generations of East Asia.

Please also see the following pages with information about the JENESYS Programme:



JENESYS 2018 (closed)

Course Theme A: Building peaceful societies, history and culture

This course focuses on introducing building peaceful societies, Japanese culture and history which forms Japanese society, by visiting historical and peace memorial sites in Tokyo and Nagasaki. The participants are expected to deepen their understanding of Japan's policies for building peaceful societies, Japanese culture and history by interacting with local people, exchanging ideas with Japanese students, and experiencing homestay.

Course Theme B: Sports

This course focuses on introducing sports, by visiting typical sites in Tokyo and Oita. The participants are expected to deepen their understanding of Japan's policies for sports by interacting with local people, exchanging ideas with Japanese students, and experiencing homestay.

Duration:

9 nights 10 days
*Date of arrival in Japan: 18 November, 2018
**Date of departure from Japan: 27 November, 2018

Programme location:

Tokyo and Nagasaki (Course Theme A)
Tokyo and Oita (Course Theme B)

 

JENESYS 2017 (closed)

Course Theme A : Building peaceful societies, history and culture

This course focuses on introducing Building peaceful societies, Japanese culture and history which forms Japanese society, by visiting historical and Peace memorial sites in Tokyo and Nagasaki. The participants are expected to deepen their understanding of Japan’s policies for building peaceful societies, Japanese culture and history by interacting with local people, exchanging ideas with Japanese students, and experiencing homestay.

Course Theme B: Disaster prevention, reconstruction from the disaster

This course focuses on introducing Disaster prevention, reconstruction from the disaster which forms Japanese society, by visiting cultural and touristic sites in Tokyo and Fukushima. The participants are able to deepen their understanding of Disaster prevention, reconstruction from the disaster by interacting with local people, exchanging ideas with Japanese students, and living in a home stay environment.

Course Details

  • Duration: 29 November, 2017 ~ 8 December, 2017
  • *Date of arrival in Japan: 29 November, 2017
    **Date of departure from Japan: 7 December, 2017
  • Number of participants: 20 (10 participants for each theme)
  • Participating countries: New Zealand
  • Language spoken during the programme: English
  • Programme location: Theme A - Tokyo, Nagasaki , Theme B - Tokyo, Fukushima

GuidelinesEntry Form

2017 JENESYS Report

Training Programme for Students Studying Japanese (closed)

This programme is intended to offer students who are majoring in Japanese language at university/college in East-Asian countries a chance to come to Japan to deepen their knowledge of Japanese language, culture, and society through their participation in a Japanese-Language programme. Up to three participants from New Zealand will be sent to Japan on this programme.

Duration: 6 weeks (From 6 June 2012 to 18 July 2012)
Place: The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai.
Application deadline: 5PM Monday, 12 March 2012

Applicants will also be required to submit an essay (600-800 words) after submitting their application and passing the primary screening.

 

East Asia Future Leader Programme (closed)

Application forms and instructions remain on this page for reference only.

This programme aims to promote a better understanding of Japan as well as cultivating future leaders with an understanding of Japan in the various layers of society and fields through discussions on critical issues in East Asia so as to build-up a human network in the East Asia region

Eligibility:
1. New Zealand citizen
2. Participant is the age of 35 or younger at the time of commencement of the programme.  

Requirements for the Participant:
Participant is currently engaged, with an intention to continue to play a leading role, in such fields as academics, politics, government services, business, journalism, and NGOs.

 

Japanese-Language Programme for University Students (closed)

Application forms and instructions remain on this page for reference only.

This programme is intended to offer students who are majoring in the Japanese language at core universities in East-Asian countries, a chance to come to Japan to deepen their knowledge of Japanese language, culture and society through their participation to the Japanese-Language programme.

Duration: 6 weeks

Place: The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai

Eligibility:
1. Presently studying Japanese language at universities.
2. Have achieved Level 2-3 or higher in the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test or possess equal ability.
3. The age between 18 and 24

 

Invitation Programme for Creators (closed)

Application forms and instructions remain on this page for reference only.

This programme aims to invite young and emerging artists, designers, and people in the creative field from 13 Asia Pacific countries, to produce works and/or developing networks with their peers in Japan, in order to seek new forms of exchange and foster mutual understanding.

Duration: 1 to 3 months based on negotiation/agreement among the invitee, the hosting body, and the Japan Foundation.

Hosting body: The Japan Foundation will coordinate and decide on the hosting bodies where invitees will take residency

Eligibility:
1. New Zealand citizen
2. In principle, participant is the age of 35 or younger at the time of commencement of the invitation programme.
3. Participant is in good physical condition that will enable them to stay and participate in activities in Japan unimpeded
4. Participant can consecutively stay in Japan during the invited period.

 

Special Invitation Programme for Japanese-Language Teacher (closed)

Application forms and instructions remain on this page for reference only.

This programme aims to provide teachers of the Japanese language in the East Asian countries with an opportunity to improve their Japanese-language skills and teaching methodology, and to deepen their knowledge of Japan by participating in the programme at the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa Japan.

Duration: 4 weeks, between May and July

Eligibility:
1.Participant have at least 6 months experience in teaching the Japanese-language (private lessons not included)
2. Individuals who have achieved proficiency in the Japanese-language of Level 3 or 4 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test or equivalent at the time of application. Participant have the ability of the level 2 or more of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test are not expected for the programme as the major part of the programme is spend to improve the Japanese language skills.
3. Participant is the age of 35 or younger.
4. Participant is in good physical and mental health
5. Participant did not receive compulsory education (Elementary and intermediate, 9 years) in Japan.
6. Participant is not scheduled to come to Japan for study or language training except under this programme.

 

Special Invitation Programme for Graduate Students (closed)

This programme aims to offer graduate students who are involved in the study of Japan (and East Asia) opportunities to conduct surveys and research in Japan so as to deepen their understandings of Japan as well as to help them become human resources to activate intellectual community and promote collaboration and cooperation in the East Asia.
This Programme is implemented as part of the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange of Students and Youths (JENESYS) Programme.

Duration: 6 to 8 weeks in principle, considering availability of an invitee and accepting institute/direct supervisor (if any)

Eligibility:
1. New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
2. Enrolled in a Master's or higher degree program, specialising in in East Asian Studies (preferably Japanese Studies).
3. In principle, the applicant should be of the age of 35 or younger at the time of commencement of the invitation programme.
4. Has not previously visited Japan through an invitation programme sponsored by the Government of Japan.
5. One who has the ability to communicate in English fluently, and has a high level of Japanese ability.

Application procedure:

Please download the guidelines and the application form below and submit the application form by email to jicc@wl.mofa.go.jp by Tuesday, 24 January.

1. English guidelines
2. Application Form (MS Excel format)
3. Recommendation Form

Contact Details

For further enquiries, please contact:

Japan Information & Cultural Centre
Embassy of Japan
(L18 The Majestic Centre,
100 Willis Street)
PO Box 6340
Marion Square
Wellington 6141

Tel (04) 472 7807
Email: jicc@wl.mofa.go.jp

Consulate-General of Japan
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PO Box 3959
Auckland 1140

Tel (09) 303 4106
Email:info-cul@ac.mofa.go.jp

Consular Office of Japan

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Christchurch 8013
(PO Box 13-748
Christchurch 8141)

Tel: (03) 355 9765
Fax: (03) 365 3173
Email:cultural.chc@wl.mofa.go.jp

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