Ship for World Youth Program

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February 20, 2024:  Ten Jordanian participants* joined the “Ship for World Youth Program” 2024”, one of the international youth exchange programs carried out by Japan Cabinet Office.  The program will last from January 24 – February 22, 2024

Thirteen groups comprising of 10 participants each from different countries in addition to Japan, with a total number of 230 participants, participated in the program.

Ambassador Lina ANNAB attended the Departure Ceremony in Tokyo held on the passenger ship “Nippon Maru” on January 29, 2024, at Tokyo International Cruise Terminal.  Japan’s State Minister of the Cabinet Office Mr. KUDO Shozo greeted the participating groups prior to sailing on their planned study tour.

The “Ship for World Youth Program 2024” (passenger ship Nippon Maru) departed from the port of Tokyo and over the period of January 24 – February 22, 2024, will sail towards the ports of Kyoto, Hyogo, Kochi and back to Tokyo.

On February 20, 2024, Prime Minister KISHIDA Fumio received a courtesy call from “Ship for World Youth Leaders Program” participants at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Prime Minister Kishida said in his address:

 “I am KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan. I would like to offer my heartfelt welcome to all of you who are visiting Japan as representatives of your countries to participate in the Ship for World Youth Leaders Program.

The Ship for World Youth Leaders Program, joined by young people with various backgrounds, aims to foster youth who can demonstrate their leadership and make social contributions in each increasingly globalized and diversified area, while enhancing their cross-cultural and communication capabilities through discussions. Many young people have participated in the Program thus far, and they are active in a variety of fields throughout the world, building on this experience.

I am aware that, while staying together for about a month on a ship, which is a special environment, you have had continued interactions, such as by visiting many places around Japan, deepening exchanges with local young people through interactions and cultural experiences, enjoying local attractions, and racking your brain together in heated discussions on different challenges facing local communities.

I am certain that you have learned much from spending time together and exchanging views with your peers who have different historical and cultural backgrounds and values. I believe that such experiences will be irreplaceable assets when you play an active role as leaders in the future in your respective countries and regions.

I sincerely hope that you will draw on your experiences in this program to play a significant part in serving as a bridge between Japan and your respective countries as well as between participating countries. Let me conclude my remarks by wishing each and every one of you a bright future.”


* The participants are:

Ms. Elham Mousa Suleiman Abu Zuhri (Head of Delegation)

Ms. Dina Malek Khaled Batayneh

Ms. Balqees Adnan Mohammad Abu Samra

Ms. Farah Mahmoud Mustafa Hamasha

Ms. Malak Ahmad Ali Al-Emoush

Ms. Joud Majed Abdulmajeed Osaileh

Ms. Razan Adel Said Al Laham

Ms.. Tala Hatem Ali Alswaeer

Mr. Ahmad issam Talai Ai-Sabbah

Mr. Obada Ahmad Salameh Alazyadneh

Mr. Rayan Ihab Azzam Alkasaji

Outline of the Ship for World Youth Program FY2023 (New program)

Outline of the Ship for World Youth Program FY2023