NEW DELHI: 19th February, 2013
Press Release No.7
Japanese University Students from the Great East Japan Earthquake-affected areas to visit India under the Kizuna Project

1. A group of 59 Japanese university students is scheduled to visit India from 20th to 26th February 2013, under the Kizuna Project Youth Exchange Programme by the Government of Japan.

2. During their stay, the delegation will visit the Embassy of Japan in New Delhi, on 20th February, to learn about the India-Japan relationship and the relief assistance received from India after the earthquake. They will also pay a visit to the Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University, and have a workshop and discussion with Indian students on disaster-prevention and recovery from earthquakes. On 26th February, a wrap-up workshop will be held, in which the students will report about their impressions and outcomes of the visit.

3. Through this programme, the participants are expected to share and disseminate their experience of the effects of earthquakes.

Kizuna (meaning “bonds”) Project

The Japanese Government has launched this Youth-Exchange Project with Asia-Oceania and North America. Under this project, more than 10,000 youths from 41 countries and regions are going to have an opportunity to participate in the related programs. This project is a part of Japanese reconstruction plans and aims at promoting global understanding of Japan’s revival efforts in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake. The project was approved by the Japanese Diet as a part of the third supplementary budget in November 2011.