On March 10, 2017- Embassy of Japan staff met with participants of JENESYS (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths) program, Ms. Ayshia Udui and Ms. Daemi Ngirmidol and APIC (Association for Promotion of International Cooperation) participants Ms. Evana Dengokl and Ms. Komtil Masayos to hear about their experiences during their recently concluded visits to Japan.


JENESYS programme is a project funded by the Government of Japan, whose intent is to promote people-to-people exchanges between Japan and Pacific Island countries. Ms. Ayshia Udui and Ms. Daemi Ngirmidol participated in the nine-day program touring various places in Japan including a trip to Ikei Island in Okinawa. To promote a global understanding of Japan’s society, history, diverse culture, politics, economics and Diplomatic relations, the program included homestay with a Japanese family, cultural exchange with Konan High School students, visit to Asakusa Temple in Tokyo, visit to the Pacific Island Centre and some business offices such as the Japan Travel Co.Ltd.

APIC is a general incorporated foundation in Japan dedicated to strengthening the cooperation and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. The “Pacific Islands and West Indies Student Invitation Project”, launched by APIC, sponsors students from the Pacific Islands and the West Indies to attend short academic courses in Japan.

Two PCC students Ms. Evana Dengokl and Ms. Komtil Masayos were the second group of students selected from Palau, to participate in this short-term academic program by APIC for the January session in Japanese studies at Sophia University in Tokyo. They had the opportunity to study in depth about the key aspects of contemporary Japan. The course topics included Japanese Business and Economy, Contemporary Issues and Media as well as the Japanese language. Both students also visited some famous places in Japan such as the Kamakura Temple, Disneyland and Chichibu Museum.

The four participants, who are all currently studying at PCC, are planning to promote the JENESYS and APIC programs by sharing their experiences to fellow students at PCC and young people in Palau.

The Embassy of Japan hopes that these initiatives will motivate and inspire young people in Palau to further their studies in Japan and to take advantage of the scholarships that are available.

For more information, please contact the Embassy of Japan at 488-6455/6, or visit our website at http://www.palau.emb-japan.go.jp/En/index.htm. [/restrict]