JENESYS East Asia Future Leaders Programme F: Comprehensive Peacebuilding Initiatives of Young Leaders in Asia and Oceania: The Potentials of Culture and Education

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.






F: Comprehensive Peacebuilding Initiatives of Young Leaders in Asia and Oceania: The Potentials of Culture and Education

17 youths from the 14 countries were invited to Japan and 19 including 2 of Japan participated in the program. Those who actively involved in peace building in the fields of NGOs, academia and educations, public administrations, arts, and journalism spent 14 days together and fostered solidarity. The young leaders of each country visited Tokyo, Kyoto, Okinawa, and exchanged their views with the counterparts in Japan.

Program Period

March 2 to March 15, 2010

List of Participants

Country Name Institution
Brunei Danial Bin NORJIDI Borneo Bulletin
Cambodia Dara LIM Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports Department
Indonesia Harla Sara OCTARRA ARTI (Action Research and Training Institute)
Indonesia Yati ANDRIYANI Kontras (Komisi Untuk Orang Hilang dan Korban Tindak Kekerasaan) Kontras
Laos Vanglor CHONGTOUA Rural Research and Development Training Center
Malaysia Muhammad Danial bin AZMAN University of Malaya
Myanmar Kyi Kyi Seinn Myanmar Women Entrepreneurs Association
Myanmar Htwe Tra Nandi Myanmar Red Cross Society
Philippines Yasmin Mapua TANG Probe Media Foundation, Inc
Philippines Jeromeo de Leon JOSE AIM Team Energy Center for Bridging Societal Divides
Singapore Liyana Binte Rosli ASMARA Harmony Centre
Thailand Surarak JAIWUT Makhamporn Foundation
Vietnam Nguyen Thi Le KHANH Catholic Relief Services
Australia Derek Craig BEAUT Dunamis Youth Service
New Zealand Samuel David MACKAY Ministry of Education (International Division)
India Simar SURI Suri and Company, Law Firm
Korea SONG Shinhye Cooperation and Participation In Overseas (COPION)
Japan Naomi INOUE Institute of Developing Economies Advanced School, IDEAS-JETRO
Japan Yukuko KANEKO Tokyo Zokei University


Date Program
Mar. 2 (Tue) Arrival (Participants)
Welcome Dinner (Casual)
Mar. 3 (Wed) Orientation
Key Note Lecture by Program Advisor, Prof. Hiroshi Sasaki, Nigata University of International and Information Studies
Country Report
Welcome Reception
Mar. 4 (Thu) Country Report
Mar. 5 (Fri) Tokyo → Kyoto
Lecture: Mr. Tomohiko Takasugi , Director of the Museum
Visit Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University
Kinkakuji Temple
Mar. 6 (Sat) Kiyomizudera Temple and Chion-in Temple
Lecture: Rev. Yoshiharu Tomatsu, Senior Researcher at the Jodo Research Insitute, tour of temple and cultural experience
Mar. 7 (Sun) Kyoto→Osaka, Tsuruhashi
Visit Korea NGO Center, Lecture:Mr. Quanmin KIM
Lecture: Prof. Sooim LEE, Ryukoku University
Osaka/Tsuruhashi → Okinawa
Mar. 8 (Mon) Visit an NGO: Machizukuri NPO Koza Machi Shachu
Visit an Eco-Community Business: Yanbaru Shizen Juku
BBQ with the local community members
Mar. 9 (Tue) Visit Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum
Discussions with various leaders, researchers, etc of Okinawa
Shuri Castle
Mar. 10 (Wed) Okinawa → Tokyo
The Japan Foundation
Mar. 11 (Thu) Preparation for Presentation and Workshop
Wrap up with Advisor on the Group Presentation and Workshop
Courtesy Call to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mar. 12 (Fri) Preparation for Workshop
Individual Site Visit
Mar. 13 (Sat) Group presentation
Public Workshops
Evaluation and Completion
Farewell Dinner (Casual)
Mar. 14 (Sun) Individual Site visit
Mar. 15 (Mon) Departure of Participants from abroad

JENESYS Programme
  • *This is a part of JENESYS (Japan - East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths) Programme.

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