JENESYS Programme

Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths: JENESYS Programme
This project is organized under the JENESYS (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths) Programme which was announced by the then-Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, during the 2nd East Asia Summit held in January 2007 in Cebu, the Philippines.

International Forum
"Towards an East Asia Community: Beyond Cross-Cultural Diversity"
Inter-cultural, Inter-societal, Inter-faith Dialogue

The Japan Foundation, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Waseda University Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, is planning to organize an International Forum in Tokyo in mid-December 2007 under the Japan–East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Programme.

The forum, which is formatted like a retreat, will be convened to discuss common issues and concerns in East Asia, through which a network among young Asian intellectuals and professionals such as journalists, social workers, scholars, artists, NGO workers, administrative officers, and business people is expected to be built.Apart from the general participants, we will invite six experts to be coordinators for the forum, who will give lectures and moderate the public symposium to be held at the end of the whole program.We hope the forum will contribute to the creation of an East Asia Community in the future through cross-cultural dialogue among the participants.

JENESYS Programme
This project is organized under the JENESYS (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths) Programme which was announced by the then-Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, during the 2nd East Asia Summit held in January 2007 in Cebu, the Philippines.

General Theme "Towards an East Asia Community: Beyond Cross-Cultural Diversity"
Duration: December 10th to 19th, 2007 (10 days)

Program Schedule
December10 (Mon.) Orientation, Welcome Reception
December11 (Tue.) Lecture on Japanese Society
December12 (Wed.) Lectures on Japanese Economy and Politics <tentative>
December13 (Thu.) One-day Field Trip to Kamakura
December14 (Fri.) Intensive Discussion (1st Day)
December15 (Sat.) Intensive Discussion (2nd Day)
December17 (Mon.) Public Symposium (Ono Auditorium, Waseda University)
General Coodinator : Dr. Yasushi KIKUCHI, Professor of Waseda University Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies
Coodinators :
Dr. Wilfrido Villacorta Professor Emeritus at De La Salle University, the former Deputy Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Dr. Fernando Zialcita Professor at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ateneo de Manila University
Dr. Hanneman Samuel Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Indonesia
Dr. Surichai Wun Gaeo Director of Social Research Institute, ChulalongkornUniversity

Towards an East Asia Community: Beyond Cross-Cultural Diversity - Inter-cultural, Inter-societal, Inter-faith Dialogue

Report on this program has been published. It includes presentation papers of public symposium, contribution as position papers from participants, and summary on the intensive discussions.

Edited by: Yasushi Kikuchi
Published by: The Japan Foundation
ISBN: 978-4-87540-096-7
Details: A5 size, total 238 pages, free distribution upon request
Language: English

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For inquiries, please contact Asia & Oceania Div., Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange Dept. Tel: 03-5369-6070

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