From a global perspective, it is said that cooperation, coordination, and negotiation skills beyond national borders are essential in various fields, and leaders of the next generation who are capable of leading and guiding such initiatives are required.
From this aspect, the Ship for World Youth Program ~MEIJI 150th~ (hereinafter, “Ship for World Youth program”) will focus on implementing programs where participating youths from various backgrounds will learn about the “Strengths of Japan,” such as advanced technologies and cultures, and disseminate these to the world.
Youth will also gain the abilities to interact with different cultures as well as communication, leadership and management skills through discussions, cultural exchange and workshops that are organized by the participating youths themselves.
This program is aimed at nurturing youth who can show leadership to execute social contribution activities in areas where Japan can show its strength. Furthermore, it aims to establish strong human networks beyond national borders.
~The Embassy of Japan in Australia is now accepting applications for the Ship for World Youth Program from Australian citizens only~Program: 15 January 2019 – 1 March 2019
Number of participants from Australia: 11 Participant Youths and 1 National Leader
Eligibility of Participating Youths: Applicants must hold Australian citizenship and be between the ages of 18 – 30 as of 1st of April, 2018 (Born on or after 2 April, 1987 and on or before 1 April, 2000)
Eligibility of National Leader: Applicnts must hold Australian citizenship, must have a previous experience as a participant of the program and preferably be in their thirties
Participating countries: Australia, Chile, Ecuador, Greece, Solomon Islands, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu and Japan.