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MIRAI Program 2016

15 August 2016
MIRAI Program 2015
MIRAI Program 2015

This year, the Japanese Government will invite one more university student from The Netherlands to participate in the MIRAI (meaning ‘Future’ in Japanese) Program. This program is fully supported by the Japanese Government to (I) promote mutual-understanding, (II) enhance intellectual discussions and (III) build strong networks among future leaders of Japan and the world. It is a short-term youth exchange program to specially invite 200 graduate/undergraduate students from Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus who study Politics, Economics, International Relations, Asian Studies, Japan Studies or other related fields. By doing so the program aims to foster a solid foundation for the relationship between Japan and countries in the aforementioned regions in the future.


15 December - 22 December 2016

Application Process
If you are interested in applying, please read the Application Guidelines and the Candidate Requirements carefully and submit the required documents by 30 September 2016.
Please send the following required documents to the Embassy of Japan in The Hague either by post (Tobias Asserlaan 5, 2517 KC Den Haag) or by e-mail (info, with “MIRAI Program 2016 December (your name)” in the subject line).

(1) Application Form
(2) Letter of Understanding
(3) Photocopy of your valid passport
(4) Introduction of yourself (Format: Microsoft Word, A4, 12pt. Describe your interest, specialty, career vision, purpose to join MIRAI Program, etc.)
(5) Photocopy of certification of your latest academic grade

Should you have any questions, please contact the Department of Cultural Affairs, Press and Information of the Embassy of Japan.

Tel.: 070-3469544
E-mail: info (please mention “MIRAI Program 2016 December (your name)” in the subject line)

In 2015 Yi-Han Wen, MA student East Asian Studies, attended the MIRAI program in Japan. In his blog you will read more about his experiences.

Last modified:24 July 2018 1.02 p.m.

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