The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has launched “Japan’s Friendship Ties Programs” which promote people-to people exchange between Japan and various nations of the Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean, in order to encourage an understanding of Japan’s economy, society, history, diverse culture, politics and diplomatic relations.
This year there will be three programs to apply for. Each program is aimed at specific fields of study. Please find below the three different programs and the link to apply online for the suitable program. Also find attached the guidelines for each program (Group 1 to 3) as well as the “Mandatory Assignments for All Participants”, “the Letter of Understanding” and the “Handling of Personal Information 2018”.
Group 1: Politics and Security, application deadline 7 September 2018
Group 2: Economy and Business, application deadline 12 October 2018
Group 3: Science and Technology, application deadline 30 January 2019