Learn more about Japanese pop culture in youth exchange program

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JENESYS 2.0 Participants with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit in the Philippines on July 26-27.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Japan continues its youth exchange programs with the Jenesys 2.0 Program.

The fourth batch for this year, the program will focus on Japanese Pop Culture and aims to promote understanding of Japan’s pop culture among youth in Asian and Oceanian countries.

Under this program, 232 university students, including 18 Filipino students, ages 18-30, will be invited to Japan for a two-week immersion from Sept. 30-Oct. 9. During their stay in Japan, the students will be divided into three areas:

Animation—In this group, the participants will be exposed to the newest trend of animation of Japan, experience making an animation and exchange views with the students at educational institutions of animation.

Fashion—In this group, the participants will experience first-hand Japanese fashion trend through visits to professional institutions, centers of urban trends.

Entertainment—In this group, the participants will experience such activities as visits to agent companies of young pop stars.

The Jenesys 2.0 ProgramJapanese Pop Culture is coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Japan through the cooperation of the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) of the Embassy of Japan, the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) of the Philippines and the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

All expenses incurred during the program will be borne by the Government of Japan.

Application to the Program ends on Aug. 30. For qualification, guidelines, and application forms, please visit the Embassy of Japan website  www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp; National Commission for Culture and the Arts website  www.ncca.gov.ph/main. php; or the Cultural Center of the Philippines website http://culturalcenter.gov.ph.

Call Annie Luis of NCCA at 5272206 or   Lilian C. Barco of CCP at 8340137.

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