PALAU STUDENTS URGED TO APPLY FOR PROGRAMS IN JAPAN

admin's picture

By Agnes M. Abrau

KOROR, Palau (Palau Horizon, June 14) – Junichi Hirose, the new adviser/researcher of the Embassy of Japan in Palau, is urging the youth here to apply for the various programs offered by his government.

"Many programs are available for them such as vocational and academic studies in Japan," Hirose said.

He noted that local students are more practical in their career choices.

"(They) are more development-oriented," Hirose said.

He said students should always look for more opportunities for self-development.

They should try to be more business-minded, he added.

Hirose stayed here as a Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer from 2003 to 2005.

Part of Hirose’s new responsibilities is to look after Japan’s various government scholarships offered to Palauans.

Like his predecessor, Takashi Mita, Hirose is also working on his doctorate in sociology.

But, he said, his doctorate will be put on hold now that his hands are full with new responsibilities at the embassy.

June 14, 2006

Marianas Variety: www.mvariety.com

Rate this article: 
No votes yet

Add new comment