Theme: Exchange for Persons Concerned for Tourism

-Initiatives on Tourism-Oriented country-

Country: Timor-Leste

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Seventeen youths from Timor-Leste, who are in Tourism industry, are scheduled to visit Japan from October 29th to November 6th as part of the Japan’s Friendship Ties Programs “JENESYS 2019” promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

The group will visit Tokyo and Gifu Prefecture to have opportunities of international exchange under the theme of “Exchange for Persons Concerned for Tourism – Initiative for Tourism-Oriented country”. In Tokyo, they will have a theme-related lecture, and observe Edo Tokyo Museum. In Gifu, they will have an opportunity to exchange opinions on the theme with students of Gifu University, visit Gero City, which is promoting Eco-Tourism, and will home stay exchange at Gujo City, Hachiman area. The program aims to deepen their understanding of Japanese initiatives on Tourism-Oriented Country through people in tourism industry and promote friendship between Japan and Timor-Leste.

Through this program, we hope it ties the relationship between Japan and Timor-Leste and the participants in this program will proactively share the appeals of Japan and other information after returning to Timor-Leste.

[For reference]: Japan Exchange Program JENESYS 2019

People with the ability and future mission to deliver messages between Japan and the countries and regions of Asia and Oceania are invited and dispatched in order to promote an understanding of Japan with regard to politics, economics, society, culture, history, foreign policy, and the like, and pro-Japanese people and experts on Japan are discovered in order to strengthen Japan’s message to other countries and expand Japan’s diplomatic foundation by having the guests and dispatches take the initiative to spread information about the diplomatic stance, appeals, and other facets of Japan.


Tuesday, October 29



[Them-related Lecture] JTB corp. “Prospects on Tourism Industry in Japan”

Wednesday, October 30

[Them-related Lecture] Japan Timor-Leste Association “Relationship between Japan and Timor-Leste”

[Theme-related Lecture] Tunaguhirogeru Omotenashi Association “OMOTENASHI Workshop”

[Theme-related Observation] Edo Tokyo Museum

Thursday, October 31

[Move] Move to Gifu Prefecture

[Theme-related Lecture, Exchange] Gifu University, Faculty of Regional Studies

Friday, November 1

[Courtesy Call / Theme-related Observation] Gero City Eco-Tourism Promotion Council “Initiatives of Gero City Eco-Tourism Promotion Council”

[Homestay] Hachiman Cho, Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture

Saturday, November 2

[Theme-related observation] Hachiman Cho, Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture

[Homestay] Hachiman Cho, Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture

Sunday, November 3

[Homestay] Hachiman Cho, Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture

[Move] Move to Tokyo

Monday, November 4

[Theme-related observation] The Tokyo Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park

[Theme-related observation] Facilities for The Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Odaiba area)

Tuesday, November 5


[Reporting Session]

Wednesday, November 6



Inquiries about the program
JENESYS 2019 ASEAN + East Timor Project Implementing Agency

JTB Kasumigaseki Operations Department

Contact: Junji Mise, Yutaka Shintani, Satoshi Shinohara

TEL: +81 3-6737-9447 Weekdays: 9:00-18:00 (Closed on weekends and holidays)

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