15 Negrense professionals to study in Japan


Negro. The 15 Negrense experts, who will spend two years studying Japanese language and culture in Japan, recently paid a courtesy call to Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz II at the provincial capital in Bacolod City. (Photo of the Capitol)

FIFTEEN Negrense experts will study Japanese language and culture in Japan for two years.

The first group of scholars are Jan Leonard Abrasaldo, Marlon Undan, Emee Joy Baylon, Jireh Grace Espartero, Marilyn Galvez, Renz Jason Maja, John Dee Pasague, Aljan Sendico, James Tillaman, and Jennelyn Boquail.

They arrived in Japan on April 3 and are now undergoing a seven-day quarantine in their respective homes.

The second group included Joy Aldover, Andrea Amisola, Mara Christyl Santisteban, Vanessa Viñas and Christal Aina Villar. They are expected to travel on Friday, April 8th.

The provincial government of Negros Occidental said in a statement that the grant program will be coordinated with the Cooperative Association for Yomiuri Shimbun Distribution Services Inc., based in Chiba, Japan, and Fumio Mizuno as the central person.

The Negros Occidental Scholarship Program Division (NOSPD) facilitated scholarship and travel documents for scholarship recipients under the province’s Education and Career Assistance Program.

The grantees undertook basic Japanese and cultural training at the Oisca-Bago Training Center before departing.

After their two-year studies in Japan, the scholarship holders must pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) in order to be admitted to a business school in Japan.

In order to support themselves while studying in Japan, the scholarship holders will work part-time in various newspaper companies as part of the Association for Yomiuri Shimbun.

The first group of scientists were due to travel to Japan in 2020 but have been hampered by the border closure due to the pandemic.

Governor Atty. Rayfrando Diaz II advised the scholars who recently paid him and Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson a courtesy call to take good care of their health as it would enable them to continue pursuing their dreams.

“They must always keep their thoughts and commitment to their work,” he added.

For his part, Lacson said the success or failure of scholars is in their hands.

What is important, he said, is that they are happy and can improve their lives and those of their families.

“This will definitely be a life changing experience and you will feel empowered after two years, but there will be struggles along the way and I hope you are ready for that because there is no going back,” the governor said.

Lacson added, “I want to tell you that Japan values ​​loyalty, so I hope you don’t decide to leave the company that’s helping you and giving you the break.” (With Capitol Reports)


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