ASTANA – Ten Kazakh school students were invited to participate in the Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Programme in Science (SAKURA Exchange Programme in Science) Jan. 22-28 in Tokyo.
The Kazakh school students are winners of various international competitions. The SAKURA Exchange Programme in Science is an international academic project implemented and supported by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) to introduce Japanese sciences and technologies to foreign students.
Under the programme, students are going to attend daily lectures of Nobel laureates and visit leading universities and research institutes. In addition, programme participants will be able to visit the best secondary schools of Tokyo and meet with their Japanese peers to discuss studies.
Teachers-mentors, who will also be able to learn more about teaching methods in Japanese schools, will accompany children.
The Japanese programme SAKURA was created to exchange experience and information between students of Japan and the Central Asian countries. According to the project developers, promoting science and technology is a key engine to materialise a bright future for Asia. They believe that it is important to enhance the exchange of youths in Asian countries and Japan who will play a crucial role in the field of science and technology in the future.
Based on this concept, SAKURA is the programme for enhancing youth exchanges between Asia and Japan for those people who will be the engine of development of science and technology through the close collaboration of industry-academia-government by facilitating short-term visits of competent Asian youths to Japan. This programme is held to draw attention of Asian youths toward trends in science and technologies at Japanese universities, research institutions and private companies.
Kazakh students and their teachers are going to depart to Tokyo from Astana airport on Jan. 21.