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Meeting of the Russian-Japanese Commission for youth exchanges (archive event)

21.09.2020
Meeting of the Russian-Japanese Commission for youth exchanges

Russian-Japanese youth cooperation is carried out in accordance with the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Japan on the establishment of the Russian-Japanese Commission for youth exchanges of March 15, 1999.

The Russian-Japanese Commission for youth exchanges was established to carry out activities that promote the development of youth exchanges between the Russian Federation and Japan by supporting specific joint projects of such exchanges.

The Commission exchanges information and opinions to make decisions on youth exchange projects, evaluates the effectiveness of the implementation of youth exchange projects and approves the Plan of Russian-Japanese youth exchanges.

Participants: The Commission consisted of six people. Members of the Commission from the Russian side were the Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation E.S. Druzhinina, the Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs G.A. Gurov and the Director of the Third Asian Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry N.S. Nozdrev. Members of the Commission from the Japanese side were the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Russian Federation T. Kozuki, the Minister of the Japanese Embassy in the Russian Federation T. Yamamoto, the Head of the Department of Japanese-Russian Exchanges of the Department of European Countries of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan M. Takehana.

Meetings of the Commission are held once a year alternately in the Russian Federation and Japan.

The meeting of the Commission in 2020 was scheduled for March in Tokyo but due to the Covid-19 pandemic it was decided to hold the meeting in the format of an exchange of minutes in absentia.

Results: Following the meeting of the Russian-Japanese Commission for youth exchanges, the Plan of Russian-Japanese Youth Exchanges for 2020 was approved.

As a part of the Russian-Japanese Youth Exchange Plan for 2020 following main events were planned:

  • Russian-Japanese Youth Forum (December 1-2, online), 
  • Seminar “Russian-Japanese Youth Exchanges” (December 15, online).

In addition, a financing scheme for Russian-Japanese youth exchanges was traditionally agreed upon (the sending party pays the transportation costs of the exchange participants to the point of entry to the host state and back as well as medical insurance for the entire period of the trip, the host party pays the expenses of the exchange participants related to staying on territory of the state of the receiving party including accommodation, meals, transport and translation services).

The minutes of the meeting of the Russian-Japanese Commission for youth exchanges were agreed with the Japanese side and after signing by members of the Commission from the Russian side were sent for signing to members of the Commission from the Japanese side.

Russian-Japanese Commission on youth exchanges

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