48 high school students gathered from 14 different Asian countries shared valuable time in Okinawa.


AYDPO2011: Asian Youth Development Program is 18 days program in Okinawa. 48 high school students gathered from 14 different Asian countries and they interact each other by learning and understanding water related issues. During this program, the participants only use English and there were 11 Okinawan high school students who had been elected to attend this program.

Through these 18 days, participants fostered their great friendship by learning and living together in Okinawa.


In AYDPO 2011, participants learn, work and achieve their big goals together by experiencing following great selection of lectures, group discussions and activities; International Cooperation in Water Related Issues, the leading edge of Science technology lectures/group discussion (including study trip to OIST: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology), cultural experiences; Karate and Eisa, cultural exchange and the fantastic workshop with trainee at JICA. At the end of this program, all participants gathered their imaginations and came up with solutions for water related issues and had their final presentation. On this web site, we are sharing all the laughter, tears and achievements of all participants.


Host: Okinawa Prefecture
Period: Aug.6 – Aug.23, 2011
Place: Itoman City, Nago City, Tokashiki Island, Ie Island, Onna Village, Ginowan City.
Participants: Foreign participants: 26/ Domestic participants: 22.
Countries: Negara Brunei Darussalam/ Kingdom of Cambodia/ China/ Republic of India/ Republic of Indonesia/ Republic of Korea/Lao people’s Democratic Republic(Laos)/ Malaysia/ Republic of the philippines/ Republic of Singapore/ The Kingdom of Thailand/ Socialist Republic of Vietnam (2 participants from each countries).
Main land of Japan (11 participants)/ Okinawa (11 participants)

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