HOT PRESS
Vol.503 August 12, 2015

Leaders of Tomorrow Develop Closer Ties between Japan and China

Leaders of Tomorrow Develop Closer Ties between Japan and China

High school students from Japan and China deepened friendship through various activities.

Since 1990, Aeon 1% Club has implemented Teenage Ambassador Program in which high school students in Japan and those from abroad, mainly from Asian countries, visit each other’s country and deepen mutual understanding through various activities. A total of 1,852 students from 18 countries including Japan have so far participated in this Program. As to Japan-China Teenage Ambassador Program, it has been held annually since 2009, with the total number of participants reaching 841, including the 60 students who took part this time. It marks the largest number among other participating countries.This year, the Foundation welcomed students from Beijing・Wuhan・Suzhou City over the course of a week from July 6th. During the stay, they made courtesy visit to the Prime Minister’s office, Ministry of Foreign affairs, and the Embassy of China, and experienced traditional Japanese cultures including Furoshiki wrapping and making Japanese fans. They also went on a field trip to a food factory in order to learn about food safety. In October, the Japanese students are to visit China to further deepen the friendship. Aeon will continue to conduct the Teenage Ambassador Program in order to contribute to promoting deeper ties between Japan and China.
Chinese students performing traditional song and dance at the Embassy of China in Tokyo
Chinese students performing traditional song and dance at the Embassy of China in Tokyo