Congratulations to the 20 Filipinos who will soon be going to Japan for further studies. Make your stay there as productive as posssible. Enjoy and embrace a new culture. Kampai!
INQUIRER.net First Posted 13:58:00 06/06/2010
Japan’s Ambassador to the Philippines Makoto Katsura (seated, 4th from right) sends off 20 Filipino scholars to Japan.
MANILA, Philippines—The Japanese government is sending 20 Filipinos on scholarship to Japan, the Japanese embassy here said in a news release.
This is the eighth batch of Filipinos sent to Japan annually to pursue a two-year Master’s Degree on selected fields since the project started in 2002. The scholars on Economics, Information and Communication Technology, Public Administration, Industrial Development, and Business Administration are hosted by universities in Japan.
The project aims to enhance the scholars’ expertise and help build a pool of future leaders who will contribute positively to the country’s overall economic development by returning to and working in the Philippines.
Japanese Ambassador Makoto Katsura, who led the send-off celebration for the fellows of the Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) Project on 4 June 2010 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, said these fellows “will all be leaders” in the development of their country, “and also a bridge in the strengthening of the friendly and cooperative ties between Japan and the Philippines.”
The JDS Project, a scholarship project financed by the Government of Japan through its Official Development Assistance-Grant Aid Program, has been implemented in 12 countries including the Philippines since its inception. To date, the Philippines has a total of 179 JDS Fellows, including this year’s batch.
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