Applications are Now Open for the MIRAI Program

The Government of Japan is pleased to invite young people who are expected to play an active role in the future to participate in the MIRAI program (MIRAI: Mutual-understanding, Intellectual Relations and Academic Exchange Initiative). The program aims to promote understanding of Japan and develop friendly relations between Japan and other countries by providing opportunities for intellectual exchange with Japanese students of the same generation and researchers.
This year, we accept applications from students (university students, graduate students) aged between 20 and 30 from the Central Asia and Caucasus regions under the themes of "rule of law (visit Japan format)" and "discovering regions and cultures (online format)." The application deadline is September 11, 2023. Please read the guidelines carefully before applying.
Also, please note that the program may be postponed or the implementation period and method may change depending on the situation of COVID-19 and the occurrence of unforeseen circumstances.

1. Rule of Law (visit Japan format)
Participants will visit Tokyo and other cities, exchange views with experts, interact with Japanese university students, and learn about Japanese history and culture.
2. Discovering Regions and Cultures (online format)
Participants will virtually travel around Japan and learn about Japan's beautiful natural environment, traditional culture, and society through lectures and online visits.

<Overview of Online Visiting Japan Program>

1. Rule of Law:
January 16, 2024 (Tuesday) to January 23, 2024 (Tuesday) (TBC)
2. Discovering Regions and Cultures:
October 2023 (about 10 days) (TBC)

Successful applicants of both programs will be notified at the end of September, and the pre-program will be held online (Zoom format) in the beginning of October. Also, additional pre-program will be held online about two weeks before the trip for the "rule of law" program.

【Eligible Applicants】
1.Rule of Law:
 University students, graduate students, and junior law professionals aged 20 to 30
2. Discovering Regions and Cultures:
 University and graduate students aged 20 to 30

【How to Apply】
Please apply by September 11th (Monday) by filling the application in English using the links below. Also, please prepare all necessary documents, including your passport, in advance.

<Overview of the MIRAI program>

<Application form>
1. Rule of Law:
2. Discovering Regions and Cultures:

【Contact information】
Embassy of Japan in Armenia, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Section
Phone: (+374) 11 52 30 10 (general)