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Study in Japan Fair Held in Yangon, Myanmar

On August 18, Okayama University held a Study in Japan Fair in Yangon City, Myanmar, jointly with the Myanmar Association of Japan Alumni (MAJA) and the Consortium of Six National Universities in Japan (SixERS). The event was held under the Study in Japan Global Network Project (Southeast Asia), which was entrusted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
In Myanmar, interest in studying in Japan has been increasing year by year. About 2,500 high school and university students (an increase of 1,000 students compared to last year) participated in this year’s 6th Study in Japan Fair. From Japan, a total of 41 organizations including 21 universities, 9 Japanese-language schools, 3 scholarship-related organizations and other organizations participated in the Fair.
At the opening ceremony, President Hirofumi Makino, H.E.Mr. Ichiro Maruyama, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, and Prof. Nay Win Oo, Deputy DirectorGeneral of Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education of Myanmar delivered addresses to Myanmar students who aim to study in Japan. The fair was also attended by Mr. Tokuo Ogata, Deputy Director, Student Support and Exchange Division, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology – Japan , and Ms. Shiori Mikuniya, Chief of Policy Research Unit of the Student Support andExchange Division, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology – Japan, and Mr. Hidetoshi Mano, Chief Representative for Myanmar, Mitsubishi Corporation, as guests.
The seminar provided one-stop support for participants who wish to study in Japan, offering them a variety of information such as on scholarships and examinations as well as an opportunity to hear about the work experience of Myanmarese students after graduating from Japanese universities, with the cooperation of the Myanmar-Japan Platform for Human Resource Development. At booths for individual consultations established at the venue, many students were eager to ask questions and attentively listened to the explanations provided.