Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) invited a youth group under its “ASEAN, Central & South Asia Youth Mission to Japan 2018” program with a view to nurturing participant commitments on environment conservation and disaster prevention as well as to promoting understanding of Japan. Fourteen GraSPP alumni from Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand joined the Mission to stay in Japan from October 17 to 24, 2018 to participate in various activities.
During the stay, the mission members visited their alma mater to renew the ties with faculty and staff members as well as current students at seminars, a reunion lunch and a brainstorming session on future alumni activities. They also participated in GraSPP Alumni & Student Day events.
Orientation with welcome remarks by Dean Akio Takahara on October 18, 2018
(Left)Seminar with Mr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, World Bank Group Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda on October 18, 2018
(Right)Seminar on “The China Effects on Innovation and Development: Mainland China, Asia, and Beyond” by Prof. Asei Ito, Institute of Social Science on October 18, 2018
Reunion lunch on October 19, 2018 with faculty and staff members and students from the same home countries
Brainstorming on future alumni activities moderated by Prof. Jun Arima on October 20, 2018
A student-led seminar “Japanese Society’s Response towards West Japan Flooding: Sharing Volunteer Experiences” on October 20, 2018
GraSPP Alumni & Student Day on October 20, 2018