About MIRAI Program

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan promotes people-to-people exchanges between Japan and the various nations of the Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean regions.
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One of the exchange programs is “MIRAI Program” which is a short-term youth exchange program to invite undergraduate /graduate students from Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus who study Politics, Security Policies, Economics, International Relations, Asian Studies, Japan Studies or other related fields through JICE/EFIL.  The program is entitled as the “MIRAI Program” with the Japanese word “未来”  (pronounce like / ”me-rye”) which means “Future”. MOFA hopes that the program would offer a great opportunity to (i) promote mutual-understandings, (ii) enhance intellectual discussions and (iii) build strong networks among future leaders of Japan and the world. Thereby the program would foster the solid foundation of the relationship between Japan and countries in the regions in the future.
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Program Overview

2nd Group    (Theme: Economy and Business) 
Program date: Dec.5, 2018-Dec.14, 2018

Total number of the participants: 40 undergraduate/graduate students   
Place: Tokyo and Hiroshima or Nagasaki
Program contents in Japan:
- Attend lectures on Japanese politics, economy, society, history, and diplomatic policy to gain a deeper understanding of Japan.
- Intellectual exchange at a prestigious university in Japan through interaction and discussion
- Visit the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima or Nagasaki
- Visit cutting-edge technology and traditional industries, fine arts and traditional crafts exhibitions, cultural heritage sites, and local government offices.
- Two-day homestay to meet a “new family” beyond borders to create friendships, deepen intercultural understanding and strengthen cultural competency.
- Share information about Japan through reporting sessions and social media during/after the program

*Reference
MIRAI Program 2017
MIRAI Program 2016

How to apply

1. Go to next page and please read documents below.
 -Application Guidelines
     -Annex1; Mandatory Assignments for All Participants
     -Annex2; Letter of Understanding
     -Annex3; Handling of Personal Information

2. Please fill out personal information for entry and upload three files below.
    -Photocopy of your passport
    -Essay- Statement of Purpose
    -Academic transcript

*Applicants must be enrolled at universities/graduate schools located in the countries below.

Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, United Kingdom

*Applicants must have a nationality of the countries below and do not have Japanese nationality.

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan

Applicants must apply from this entry form by October 12,  2018.
Contact:

Ms. Sachie Ishibashi
ishibashi.sachie@jice.org

Ms. Kazuko Yoshine
yoshine.kazuko@jice.org

Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE)
Youth Exchange Div.,  International Exchange Dept. 
+81-3-6838-2730 (English only)
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