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3 Fields of Cultural Exchanges

Culture [Arts and Cultural Exchange]
The China Center

The China Center works to enhance mutual understanding between Japan and China by promoting cultural exchange primarily between youths, who play a key role in the future of the two countries, and by providing them with opportunities to experience each other's cultures and experience life in each other's countries. The China Center implements projects emphasizing interactivity and collaboration with the aim of building deeper and longer-term "emotional ties (Heart to Heart)."。

Long-Term Exchange Program for Chinese High School Students

Chinese high school students are given the opportunity to experience the lifestyles of typical Japanese high school students for 11 month periods. In fiscal 2015, 2 groups of 31 students were invited to Japan. Of the 298 students that have participated in the program so far, 124 have returned to Japan to study and 83 of them have entered Japanese universities or postgraduate schools. 20 of the program's participants are now working for Japanese companies. The program is steadily fostering personnel capable of bringing Japan and China closer together.

Group photo taken at[The 31 members of 10th student group in Japan in 2015, the 10th anniversary of the China Center]
The 31 members of 10th student group in Japan in 2015, the 10th anniversary of the China Center

University student cultural exchange project

The China Center implements a cultural exchange project in which Chinese and Japanese university students collaborate on planning, organizing, and holding events. Selected Japanese students are dispatched to Centers for “Face-to-Face Exchanges” throughout China to organize cultural exchange events. 9 such events were held in 2015.

Group photo taken at[A Kanto inter-college team and students from Chongqing Normal University]
A Kanto inter-college team and students from Chongqing Normal University organized a Japanese-style sports day and rice-pounding event

Program to Establish Centers for “Face to Face Exchanges”

Centers for "Face-to-Face Exchanges" have been established in regional cities in China where opportunities to gain information about Japan can be limited. The centers provide venues where visitors can experience contemporary Japanese culture by browsing, viewing, and listening to the latest music, anime, fashion, and other content from Japan.

Photo of [An exhibition of works by Makoto Shinkai at the Nanjing Center for "Face-to-Face Exchanges" (July 25 - 31)]
An exhibition of works by Makoto Shinkai at the Nanjing Center for "Face-to-Face Exchanges" (July 25 - 31)

Arts and Cultural Exchange
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