TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fourteen young Judo players from Myanmar are scheduled to visit Japan from January 21st to 29th, 2020 as part of the Japan’s Friendship Ties Programs, “JENESYS 2019” promoted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA).
They will visit Tokyo, Saitama, and Kanagawa to experience international program under the theme of “Sports Exchange (Judo)”. In Tokyo, they will visit Olympic Museum, the Japanese Sword Museum, Nippon Sports Science University, and other facilities. In addition, they will have exchange programs with Judo players at Kodokan Judo Institute to learn more about Judo and networking through Judo. In Saitama, they will visit Tsurugashima City, which is one of the Host Town of Myanmar for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, to have a lecture about the Host Town Initiative and visit Josai University to join Judo practice to improve their Judo skill and increase their interests in Japan. Furthermore, they will experience Japanese culture through home stay program in Chichibu City and Zen meditation activities at Soji-ji temple in Kanagawa to have better understanding of Japanese culture.
Through this program, we hope the friendly relationship between Japan and Brunei will be strengthen, and the participants proactively share the appeals of Japan and its culture which they experienced in Japan after returning to home country.
[For reference] Japan's Friendship Ties Programs 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.
[For reference2] : the Host Town Initiative
In order to contribute to making Japan a "Sports Nation", encouraging globalization, revitalization of local areas and promoting inbound tourism toward the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Japanese government promotes the "Host Town Initiative " all over Japan, in which local authorities work on human, economic and cultural exchanges with the participating countries/regions.
Tuesday, January 21
－Arrival in Tokyo
－[Cultural Observation] Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, Imperial Palace
－[Observation] Japan Olympic Museum
Wednesday, January 22
－[Lecture] ASEAN-JAPAN Center (Subject: Japan’s diplomacy)
－[Lecture/Exchange] Kodokan Judo Institute (Subject: History of Judo)
－[Sports Exchange] Kodokan Judo Institute (Judo practice)
Thursday, January 23
－Visit to Tsurugashima City, Saitama(Host Town of Myanmar, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games )
－[Lecture] Tsurugashima City, Saitama (Subject: Efforts toward Host Town)
－Lunch with stakeholders related the Host Town Initiative
－[Lecture] Josai University (Subject: Efforts toward Japan-Myanmar international exchange)
－[School Exchange] Josai University (Jointly Judo practice)
Friday, January 24
－[Observation] The Japanese Sword Museum, The Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum
－[Sports Exchange] Kodokan Judo Institute
Saturday, January 25
－[Cultural Observation] Kawagoe City
－Homestay (Chichibu City, Saitama)
Sunday, January 26
－Homestay (Chichibu City, Saitama)
－[Exchange] Chichibu City Culture Sports Center (Jointly Judo practice)
Monday, January 27
－[Cultural Experience] Zen meditation (Soji-ji Temple)
－[School Exchange] Nippon Sports Science University
－[Cultural Observation] Senso-ji
Tuesday, January 28
－Visit to Embassy of Myanmar in Tokyo
Wednesday, January 29
－Departure from Japan