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Japan Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science

Promoting science and technology is a key engine to materialize a bright future of Asia and it is vitally important to enhance the exchange of youths in Asian countries and Japan who will play a crucial role in the field of science and technology.

Based on this concept, “Japan Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science” (SAKURA Exchange Program in Science) is the program for enhancing exchanges between Asia and Japan of the youths who will play a crucial role in the future field of science and technology through the close collaboration of industry-academia-government by facilitating short-term visits of competent Asian youths to Japan. This program aims at raising the interest of Asian youths toward the leading Japanese science and technologies at Japanese universities, research institutions and private companies.

Countries and Regions Eligible for Invitation

The following 35 countries and regions are expected to be eligible for invitation for the Japan Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science for the year of 2016.
They are:People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Kingdom of Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Kingdom of Cambodia, People’s Republic of China, Republic of Fiji, Republic of India, Republic of Indonesia, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Republic of Maldives, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Palau, Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Philippines, Independent State of Samoa, Republic of Singapore, Solomon Islands, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Republic of Tajikistan, Kingdom of Thailand, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Kingdom of Tonga, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan, and Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. (Alphabetical order)

Qualifications of the Youth to be Invited

Eligible youths must be a student of high school, university or graduate school, a postdoctoral researcher or a teacher, who is under 40 years old, and has never stayed in Japan before basically.

Basic Concept for Implementing the Program

  1. The following interaction projects are implemented in cooperation.
    1. General Public Application Project
      In this program, Japan’s receiving organizations invite youths for short-term visits to Japan from sending organizations in the Asian countries and regions specified below *, who will engage in publicly applied and selected exchange programs with Japanese youths in the field of science and technology.
      Eligible youths must be a student of high school, university or graduate school, a postdoctoral researcher or a teacher, who is under 40 years old, and has never stayed in Japan before basically.
      (*People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Kingdom of Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Kingdom of Cambodia, People’s Republic of China, Republic of Fiji, Republic of India, Republic of Indonesia, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Republic of Maldives, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Palau, Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Philippines, Independent State of Samoa, Republic of Singapore, Solomon Islands, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Republic of Tajikistan, Kingdom of Thailand, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Kingdom of Tonga, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan, and Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. (Alphabetical order))
    2. Science High School Program Project
      In this project, JST invites outstanding high school student from Asia and provide opportunities for them to see the most advanced scientific technology of Japan and contact outstanding scientists. The students are invited from the same Asian countries and areas as the public application project, and the subject is students who have never been to Japan as a general rule.
  2. The program will be implemented based upon an overall plan which includes estimated number of invited youth from each Asian country or region.
  3. The program will be implemented in close collaboration with authorities concerned of Asian countries and Japan.
  4. The program will be implemented in a manner that will consolidate the foundation of the program such as the registration system of the cooperative organizations. JST will take initiative in the registration of sending organizations which are capable of sending talented youths.
  5. JST will make best efforts to improve the quality of the program so that the invited youths can enjoy a significant experience in Japan. In addition, JST will take follow-up measures such as keeping in contact with the invited youths so that the program may contribute to the development of science and technology in Japan and Asian countries.

Official Link: http://ssp.jst.go.jp/EN/index.html

Deadline: Ongoing

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