Six Filipinos Participate in 2015 NIYE Japan Exchange Program (Oct 20-28, 2015)

Six Filipinos Participate in 2015 NIYE Japan Exchange Program (Oct 20-28, 2015)

NIYE 2015 Write up for PHILFEJA

The NIYE (National Institution for Youth Education) Junior Program invites students from ASEAN countries to visit Japan with the aim to deepen mutual understanding and broaden view of the youth and foster the next generation of leaders.  The Program is held annually at the start of autumn in late October.

The Program provides delegates the opportunity to learn more about Japan and its people, as well as their fellow delegates from other ASEAN countries. The students engage in various activities such as school visitation, courtesy calls on the City Mayor and some government offices, as well as a few days of “homestay” with Japanese families.

Chosen by the Philippine Federation of Japan Alumni (PHILFEJA), the six members of the Philippine Delegation to the 2015 NIYE Program are:

Name School
Alfonso A. Ballesteros (Hikki) Espiritu Santo Parochial School
Mayumi Kara M. Buot (Mayumi) South Hill School, Inc.
Stefhanelle Jeanne Marie A. Laurel (Stefhie) De La Salle Santiago Zobel School
Regina Coeli C. Legaspi (Rina) International British Academy
Joshue Markees R. Malamug (Markees) St. Mary’s College Quezon City
Nelson Matthew P. Tan (Matti) Ateneo De Manila High School

They will be attended to by Mrs. Bernadette S. Hieida, Asst. Professorial Lecturer of Del La Salle University Manila.

 

Pre-departure preparations:

Despite their busy schedules, the students were personally involved in the preparation for the program. Each student designed his/her own brochure page, contributed in developing the choreography for a traditional Filipino dance and wrote a script for a mini play, which they will be present during the Program.

Stefhie designed the cover page of the brochure, while Rina designed the badge for the official NIYE jacket of the Philippine group.

Japanese language lessons and culture-related lectures were also conducted to equip the students with basic information of Japan.

 

2015 Junior High School Students in ASEAN Member Countries for Youth Exchange Program

October 20 (Tue) Arrival at Chubu Centrair International Airport
Arrival at National Norikura Youth Friendship Center
October 21 (Wed) Courtesy Call at Takayama City Hall
Field Trip to Sirakawago
Culture Lesson: History of Takayama City
October 22 (Thu) School Visit
Brainstorming for the Tokyo Report
October 23 (Fri) Sorano Apple Orchard Visit
Authentic Japanese Native Food Cooking Demo
Takayama City Field trip
October 24 (Sat) Interactive discussion with Japanese Students
Meeting the host family
October 25 (Sun) Culture Lesson: Lifestyle in Japan
Preparation for the Tokyo Report
October26 (Mon) Fieldtrip to Shin Hotaka Ropeway
Preparation for the Tokyo Report
October 27 (Tue) Summary of training
Making of flower rice cake
Final Preparation for the Tokyo Report
Farewell Party with Host Family
October 28 (Wed) Leave for Tokyo
Courtesy Call – Philippine Embassy in Tokyo
Arrival at National Olympics Memorial Youth Center
Cultural Party with all delegates
October 29 (Thu) Final presentation of each delegation
City Tour
October 30 (Fri) Departure for Manila

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