ISLAMABAD: People-to-people exchange programmes, especially youth exchange programmes, are very productive platforms to learn about new cultures.
This was stated by Japanese Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda on Wednesday during a special pre-departure briefing for nine Pakistani students and their accompanying supervisor who will be leaving for Japan later this month for a short-term visit under the Japan-SAARC Network Programme for People-to-People Exchange (JENESYS 2019).
This year, four students from the Beaconhouse School along with their supervisor and five students from the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University have been selected to visit Japan from November 25 to December 3.
Matsuda handed over travel documents to the participating students and said that Japan is opening up its doors for skilled Pakistani youth to come and work in Japan under its new visa regime system.
“We are going to open our labour market to Pakistan and nine other countries,” he said.
He advised the visiting students to make friends, enjoy the life, culture and historical heritage during their short stay in Japan.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 14th, 2019.