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Saturday, December 17 2022 - 00:17
The China-Japan Youth Study Trip Exchange Seminar was held in Chengdu
CHENGDU, China, Dec. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

A news report by GoChengdu: 

The 2022 China-Japan Youth Study Travel Exchange and Seminar was held on 16th 
December under the guiding of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China, and 
the hosting of  International Exchange and Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry 
of Culture and Tourism of China, the Department of Culture and Tourism of 
Sichuan Province, the People's Government of Chengdu and undertaking by the 
Chengdu Culture, Radio, Film and Television Tourism Bureau.

The year 2022 represents the 50th anniversary of the normalization of 
diplomatic relations between China and Japan. The friendship between China and 
Japan mainly bases on the people while the youth is an essential part of 
Sino-Japan people-to-people exchange. It is reported that the mechanism of 
Chinese and Japanese Youth Study Travel began in the early 1980s. Thanks to the 
joint efforts and participation of people from all walks of life in both 
countries, the study travel work has been developing continuously over the past 
40 years, with the institutionalization, marketization, and scale increasing. 
It has become an important name card of the exchanges between the young people 
of China and Japan. Through mutual learning, they have enhanced understanding, 
gained a friendship and grown together.

Shi Zeyi, deputy director general of the International Exchanges and 
Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China, said in a 
written speech that for  Sino-Japanese relations served as link the past and 
future being in a key developing period, it is all the more necessary for us to 
anchor our original aspiration, keep pace with the times and do a good job in 
the study travel work of the young people of two countries, strive to make them 
become a fresh force in the new era of China-Japan people-to-people exchanges, 
and jointly inject positive energy into the future-oriented China-Japan 
relations. This cannot be achieved without the mutual participation and 
cooperation, in-depth thinking of market players in the two countries.

Yoshiko Kijima, Minister of the Japanese Embassy in China, said in a speech on 
the Internet that she hoped that the youth exchanges between Japan and China in 
the post-pandemic era should adapt to the new era and open a new chapter. 
"Chengdu is a city full of natural, cultural and historical charm, with tourism 
resources which also is known by Japanese citizens such as the Tang Dynasty 
poet Du Fu, Sichuan cuisine and giant pandas. It is the perfect place to host 
this study tour." Koichi Wada, Minister of Tourism Agency of Japan's Ministry 
of Land Infrastructure, Transport, said in a video address that the importance 
of youth exchanges is self-evident in the exchanges between two countries. He 
sincerely hopes that the youth exchanges can be further deepened and the 
friendly relations between the two countries can be further developed.

What is the status quo of Chinese and Japanese youth study travel? How will it 
develop in the future? In this seminar, experts, scholars and guests deeply 
discussed and exchanged on them.

There have been deep historical and cultural ties and close economic and trade 
cooperation between Japan and Sichuan, even Chengdu, making positive 
contributions to Asian civilization and progress. "We sincerely look forward to 
working together with Japan to develop wider, deeper and more pragmatic 
exchanges and cooperation, focusing on building a world cultural city and an 
'East Asia Cultural City', setting sail from the Sino-Japanese Youth Study 
Travel Exchanges and Seminar." Wang Min, Deputy Director of Chengdu Culture, 
Radio, Film and Tourism Bureau, extended a sincere invitation on behalf of 
Chengdu: "We sincerely hope that all the guests gathered here today and more 
young Chinese and Japanese students can come to Chengdu for sightseeing, 
leisure and vacation, to walk around the streets of Chengdu and get the 
first-hand experience of the happiness of Chengdu—the park city under the snow 
mountain and the civil life! And we should jointly develop a way for young 
people to know each other, and promote the steady and long-term development of 
China-Japan relations."

SOURCE GoChengdu

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   Caption: Seminar and conference site