After the great earthquake and Tsunami incident in Japan, the Kizuna project included high school and University students who visited areas in Japan that destructed. Participants witnessed the rebuilding and resilience efforts from the Japanese people. The 14 nights’ experience gave them a firsthand experience at the rebuilding efforts and engagement with local communities.
In 2013 the JENESYS 2.0 project had 368 Pacific Island students visited Japan for 10 nights.
The JENESYS 2015 project commenced tours in December 2015 and concluded in March 2016. A total of 176 students from across the Pacific Islands visited Japan under theme including; Disaster prevention, Japanese language and culture and Tourism policy.
Between October 2016 and February 2017 204 participants from the Pacific Island countries and 80 from Australia and New Zealand visited Japan under the themes of Disaster Prevention; Environment and Energy; Fisheries and Environment protection; Building Peaceful Society, History and Culture; Trade, Investment and Tourism and Sports.