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Study in Japan Global Network Project in ASEAN

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2021.09.10

We held online information sessions on Study in Japan from Cambodia and Laos for Japanese universities and educational institutions

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We held the online information sessions on Study in Japan from Cambodia and Laos for Japanese universities and educational institutions as part of the Study in Japan Global Network Project in ASEAN commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan. The purpose of these sessions is to promote the acceptance of international students from Cambodia and Laos to universities and educational institutions in Japan by sharing the local information, educational situation in Cambodia and Laos as well as the recent status and trend of Study in Japan from these countries.

The session on Cambodia was started with an introduction of Study in Japan Global Network Project in ASEAN by Prof. Isao Kadota, Project Director/Professor, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University. After the introduction, educational situation in Cambodia and expectation to Japanese universities was addressed by H.E. Dr. San Vathana, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia, followed by Study in Japan trend from Cambodia by Dr. Vuthy Monyrath, Study in Japan Associate Coordinator, Okayama University. Then we had a presentation on a track record and career path of MEXT scholarship applicants and scholars by Mr. Masayuki Izumi, Second Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Cambodia. The final presentation was about an outline of JICA training program by Ms. Shiori Tokugawa, Representative, JICA Cambodia Office. Lastly, there was a closing remarks by Mr. Hiroshi Izaki, Chief Advisor, Cambodia Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC).

While the session on Laos, attractivity of and educational situation in Laos was presented by Prof. Motoyoshi Suzuki, Project Professor, Okayama University, after the explanation on the outline of Study in Japan Global Network Project in ASEAN by Prof. Kadota. Then Mr. Yuki Nishimura, Third Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Laos, made a presentation on a track record and career path of MEXT scholarship applicants and scholars. The last presentation was about an outline of JICA training program by Ms. Sena Nukata, Representative, JICA Laos Office. To close the session, Dr. Phonekeo Chanthamaly, Director, Lao Japan Institute (LJI), made a closing remarks.

Through the Q&A sessions, we could observe high level of interest and motivation on accepting international students from Cambodia and Laos. Some of the questions were “Which faculty is the most popular?”, “What’s the education level of high school and university students like?”, “What’s the trend of MEXT scholarship applicants?”.

Although this was the very first attempt for us to organize this kind of information sessions on Study in Japan from Cambodia and Laos, there were 43 participants from 24 universities and educational institutions for Cambodia session. Whereas 38 representatives from 25 institutions and for Laos session.

The number of international students from Cambodia and Laos has been increasing every year and this trend seems to be continued in the future. The project is promoting Study in Japan from ASEAN including Cambodia and Laos as well as continuing to sharing beneficial information with universities and educational institutions in Japan.

【Outline of the information session】
<Online information session on Study in Japan from Cambodia>
Date :Tuesday 24 August, 15:30~17:30 (GST+9)
Venue :Online(Zoom)
Host :Study in Japan Global Network Project in ASEAN/Okayama University
Co-host:Cambodia Japan Cooperation Center(CJCC)
Cooperation:Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia
      JICA Cambodia Office
Support:Embassy of Japan in Cambodia

<Online information session on Study in Japan from Laos>
Date :Tuesday 7 September 2021, 15:30~17:00 (GST+9)
Venue :Online(Zoom)
Host :Study in Japan Global Network Project in ASEAN/Okayama University
Co-host:Lao Japan Institute(LJI)
Cooperation:Embassy of Japan in Laos
      JICA Laos Office


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