By Keziah G. Huelar


Paul Marfil, a CPU AB Political Science and Public Administration major and the Editor-in-Chief of the Central Echo, the official student publication of the university, was chosen as one of the exchange students in the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths Programme. Marfil, together with other students all over the country, will be visiting Tokyo, Japan on October 2-9, 2018 for a cultural exchange that will center on communication using the Japanese language.

The JENESYS Programme is implemented by the government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Center. Throughout the years, the JENESYS Programme has established linkages among Filipino and Japanese student leaders. It aims to invite 6,000 Filipino youth to visit Japan annually to create an opportunities where they could immerse themselves in Japanese culture and language and to create lasting ties between the two countries.

According to its website (, “The JENESYS Programme (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths) is a project advanced by the Japanese government from the standpoint of providing a sound foundation for strong solidarity within Asia through large-scale youth exchange.”

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