It is my great pleasure to announce that two of our MSc Japanese Society and Culture students, Christina Xenaki and Serena Scateni, have been accepted onto the Government of Japan's MIRAI exchange programme for 2016.
The MIRAI programme is a short-term youth exchange scheme set up to invite to Japan graduate and undergraduate students from Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus who are studying politics, law, history, international politics, economics, international relations, public policy, area studies (Asian Studies, Japan Studies, etc) or subjects in related fields with regard to Asia or Japan. The Government of Japan invited 150 students last year. This programme is intended to offer an opportunity to (i) promote mutual understanding, (ii) enhance intellectual exchange, and (iii) build a strong network among future leaders of Japan, Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus.
So congratulations to Christina and Serena, we are all looking forward to hearing about the programme on your return to sunny Scotland!