In the year of 2016 which was the 6th Japan Study Trip, we mainly focused on three topics, “Japan and Asian security”, “Industry, science and technology policy”, and “Education policy”. We provided lectures and opportunities for exchange of opinions with a variety of stakeholders playing pivotal roles in public policy arena. We held the Japan Study Trip Preliminary Lectures by inviting guests from the Japan Creative Centre (JCC) and the CLAIR for preparation of the study trip. The lectures were important opportunities for students especially who had never been to Japan before. Moreover, the students initiated group study projects. During the trip, the students visited Hiroshima, Kyoto and Tokyo. They had opportunities to exchange opinions on sustainable economic development of Japan with various aspects such as politics, economy, culture, history, tradition, geography and climate. Throughout the trip, we promoted mutual understandings and exchanges of individuals and organizations in Asian countries and Japan from various perspectives including Japan’s political economy, culture, and history. We held a wrap-up presentation conference at LKYSPP after the trip, inviting guests from the JCC and the CLAIR. There the students presented their policy recommendations about key policy issues of Japan.
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