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Posted Nov 30, 2019 09:49 (GMT +7)

Japan’s Friendship Ties Programs JENESYS 2019 ASEAN Inbound Program 13th Batch

Theme; Movie and Art Exchange
-13th Asian International Children’s Film Festival-
Countries; ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 29, 2019

105 youth from 11 countries, ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste, are scheduled to visit Japan from December 2nd to December 9th as part of the Japan’s Friendship Ties Programs, “JENESYS 2019” promoted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA).

They are scheduled to participate in “13th Asian International Children’s Film Festival” which is held on December 7th in Minamiawaji, Hyogo prefecture, and interact with Japanese youth through watching films they have created by themselves. As part of theme related observation, they will visit Kobe Kitano Ijinkan-gai and Awaji Ningyo Joruri in Hyogo, and Otsuka international museum in Tokushima, to see various styles of Art in Japan.

Furthermore, they will visit Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and have a lecture on Japanese Diplomacy in Asia, and observe historic places and attractive natures of Japan. In Minamiawaji, they will participate in School Exchange and interact with Japanese students to have a better understanding of Japan and deepen their interests in Japan.

Through this program, we hope the friendly relationship between Japan and ASEAN, Timor-Leste will be strengthened, and the participants proactively share the appeals of Japan and other information after returning to home country.

[For reference]: Japan Exchange Program JENESYS 2019

People with the ability and future mission to deliver messages between Japan and the countries and regions of Asia and Oceania are invited and dispatched in order to promote an understanding of Japan with regard to politics, economics, society, culture, history, foreign policy, and the like, and pro-Japanese people and experts on Japan are discovered in order to strengthen Japan’s message to other countries and expand Japan’s diplomatic foundation by having the guests and dispatches take the initiative to spread information about the diplomatic stance, appeals, and other facets of Japan.


Monday, December 2nd



Tuesday, December 3rd

[Lecture] Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA Kansai)

[Theme-related Observation] Kobe Kitano Ijinkan-Gai

Wednesday, December 4th

[Observation] Naruto Uzushio (Whirl Pools)

[Theme-related Observation] Watching Films of the Film Festival

Thursday, December 5th

[Welcome Ceremony] Minamiawaji City

[School Exchange]

Minamiawaji/ Sumoto City Kumiai, Hirota Junior High school,

Minaiawaji Seidan Junior High school,

Minamiawaji Nandan Junior High school,

Minamiawaji Mihara Junior High School,

Minamiawaji Shitoori Junior High School,

Hyogo Prefectural Awaji Mihara High School.

Friday, December 6th

[Theme-related Observation] Awaji Ningyo-za

[Japanese Culture Experience] Matsuho Dotaku Workshop

[Pre-Festival (Exchange)]

Saturday, December 7th

[Theme-related Observation] Otsuka International Museum

[Theme-related Observation] 13th Asian International Children’s Film Festival

[Farewell Party]

Sunday, December 8th


[Reporting Session]

[Move] Move to Osaka

Monday, December 9th


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Inquiries about the program
JENESYS 2019 ASEAN + Timor-Leste Project Implementing Agency

JTB Kasumigaseki Operations Department
Contact personnel: Junji Mise, Yutaka Shintani,
TEL: +81-3-6737-9447
Weekdays: 9:00-18:00 (Closed on weekends and holidays)

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