JENESYS East Asia Future Leaders Programme Community Design Group, July 2010

Photo of JENESYS East Asia Future Leaders Programme participants

The Japan Foundation has conducted the "East Asia Future Leaders Programme" under the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Programme from 2007 to 2012.

It is a short-term exchange scheme which specifically targets young intellectuals and practitioners of particular activities aged up to 35 years in East Asia.Each program focuses on a specific theme and emphasizes a series of discussions on thematic issues common to the region, and interaction with Japanese experts and citizens with specific backgrounds.

Promising youths from the relevant fields with the related expertise expected to become the leaders of the next generation visit Tokyo and other localities, sharing every moment of study tour program together and nurturing a bond among the members. The program aims at developing mutual understanding and building networks among the 16 participating countries including Japan, a host country.

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Community Design

25 youths from the 15 countries participated in the program.Those who actively involved with the preservation and community development through properties and landscapes in the fields of NGOs, academia and educations, and public administrations spent 13 days together and fostered solidarity.
The young leaders of each country visited Tokyo, Kyoto, Takayama, Shirakawa, Gokayama, Yatsuo, and Kanazawa, as an example of preserved districts and community design efforts, and exchanged their views with the counterparts in Japan.

Program Period

July 8 to July 20, 2010

List of Participants

Country Name Institution
Brunei Hajah Siti Ratiyah BINTI HAJI IBRAHIM Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB)
Brunei Ena Kartina BINTI HAJI ABDUL RAHMAN Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB)
Cambodia Rotha CHY Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh
Indonesia Muhammad HATTA Borobudor Tourism Network (jaker)
Indonesia Rahmat KURNIAWAN Batam Municipality
Laos Thongdam PHONGPHICHITH Sustainable Agriculture and Envionment Development Association
Laos Thanongsone XAISONGKHAM Gender and Development Group (GDG)
Malaysia Nurliyana Binti Rusli Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Malaysia Noor Adeeb Binti Kamaluddin Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Myanmar Kyi Min Thu Seeds Asia and Myanmar Engineering Society
Myanmar Yu Wai Yan Thein Tan Myanmar Engineering Society
Philippines Michael Festejo MANALO Escuela Taller de Instramuros
Philippines Ramil Belleza TIBAYAN Design Coordinates, Incorporated
Singapore Foo MIN LI Preservation of Momuments Board
Singapore Ho Wei Soon, Jeremy National University of Singapore
Singapore Wei Xian William Tay National University of Singapore
Thailand Ladsena CHUNYAPORN Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University
Thailand Sribhudwong PEETHAKORN Bangkok Forum
Vietnam LE Thi Thanh Binh Hue Monuments Conservation Center
Vietnam VI Dang Ha Thai Thinh Capital
India Shuvojit Sarkar School of Planning & Architecture (SPA)
Australia Anna Honywood CARTWRIGHT City Plan Heritage / University of Sydney
New Zealand Amy Louise YOUNG Dunedin City Council
China WU Lili Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center (CHP)
Korea HAN Myung Hee Korean National Comission for UNESCO


Date Program
July 8 (Thu) Arrival
July 9 (Fri) Program Orientation
Participants’ Presentations
Keynote Lecture by Program Advisor, Prof. Nishimura
Welcome Dinner
July 10 (Sat) Participants’ Presentations
Visit to Nozawa Tetto Hiroba, Sumireba Nature Garden (Tokyo)
July 11 (Sun) Travel to Kyoto
Kiyomizu Temple, Sannen-zaka, Ninen-zaka
July 12(Mon) Briefing: Community Design in Kyoto, Center for Community Collaboration and Kyoto Prefectural University
Kyoto Art Center (Application of Old School Building)
Hikizome, Pulling the Gion Festival Floats
Observation of Machiya House Restoration Site
July 13 (Tue) Travel to Takayama
Briefing: Community Design in Takayama, Sanmachi Traditional Building Districts, Shimo-Nimomachi, and Ojinmachi Traditional Building Districts
Presentation: Project of the University of Tokyo by the Graduate Students
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall and Yoshijima Heritage House
July 14 (Wed) Group Discovery Walk in Takayama
Group Presentation
July 15(Thu) Travel to Shirakawa
Briefing: Community Design in Shirakawa, Shirakawa Village local government and
Wada Heritage House
Travel to Gokayama (Ainokura Village)
Overview of Ainokura Village
Staying at Traditional Japanese Style Inn
July 16 (Fri) Travel to Gokayama (Ainokura Village)
Briefing: Community Design in Gokayama, Nano city local government and Sonenji Temple
Travel to Yatsuo Town
Overview of the Town, OWARA Dance, Hikiyama Festival Floats Exhibition
Nishi-Machi Community Center
Travel to Kanazawa City
July 17 (Sat) Briefing: Community Design in Kanazawa City, Kanazawa city local government
Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa Castle, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Nagamachi Warrior (Samurai) Residential Area
July 18 (Sun) Group Discovery Walk in Kanazawa
Group Presentation
July 19 (Mon) Wrap-Up Session
Travel to Tokyo
July 20 (Tue) Departure


『Community Design』

The report book includes the overview of the study tour, keynote lecture records of the program advisor Dr. Yukio Nishimura, and post-program reports of the participants.

  • Published by: The Japan Foundation
  • Date: February 2011
  • ISBN: 978-4-87540-132-2
  • A4 format, English, Not for Sale
JENESYS Programme
  • *This is a part of JENESYS (Japan - East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths) Programme.
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