Rapha Julysses Perez, a 5th year BS in Electrical Engineering student, and Jezrel Olaer, a student of the Master of Business Administration Major in Corporate Management of the University of Southeastern Philippines, were among the country’s representatives in the 2nd Batch of Japan East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) program which focused on “Transportation Systems and Services” held in Japan from September 25 – October 4, 2016.
The ten-day program became an opportunity for the delegates to learn about the transportation infrastructure of Japan, the evolution of trains throughout generations, and the reasons why the innovations never ceased.
The Philippine delegation were joined by participants from neighboring ASEAN countries, Timor-Leste, and India.
Among the prefectures visited were Hyogo, Osaka, Shiga, and Aichi.
Aside from transportation infrastructures, the participants had the privilege to experience Japan’s culture, including admirable societal manners and traits of the Japanese people.
The twelve (12) students who comprised the Philippine delegation were selected from different HEIs in the country on a merit basis. With them are six (6) professionals from different offices.
The program was organized by Japan International Cooperation Center, with the support of the ASEAN Secretariat, and in collaboration with the National Youth Commission (NYC). (IMGFernandez)