Thomasites in Japan for Media Exchange Programme
 
The Japanese Embassy extended an invitation to Mrs. Anuradha Amos, Principal, St. Thomas’ School to send delegates to be a part of a 100-student delegation, JENESYS 2.0 Mass Media batch in Japan from 24th November to 2nd December. Twelve school students and Mrs. Smaraki Banerjee, teacher supervisor, represented the school. The Indian students were joined by the students of Malaysia in Tokyo.
The students were invited to visit the office of the Mayor of Sapporo City who personally interacted with the children.
The students got the opportunity to get a hands-on experience of the Japanese lifestyle and education system by visiting Kiyota High School, Kaisei High School and University of Aizu. Along with that, they also stayed with Japanese host families for 2 nights to get an insight into their daily lives.
The students visited the Imperial Palace Plaza in Tokyo where they learnt about Japanese traditions and history. They also gained knowledge about the history of Radio and TV broadcasting in Japan when they visited the NHK Museum of Broadcasting in Tokyo, the Kitakata City FM and the Shimbun Printing Press in Sapporo. In addition to this, they visited the Shiroi Koibito Chocolate factory in Sapporo, getting an insight into their local industry.
The students also got a chance to travel to Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, in the Shinkansen (Bullet train), where the participants learnt about the high level technologies used for infrastructure, transportation networks, safety management as well as the service of the Japanese people.
Altogether, this programme was an enriching experience for the participants.
 
     
   
     
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