Visit by University of Ottawa students

On the afternoon of Friday, December 9th, eight students and one professor from the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School in Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) visited the Embassy of Japan to learn more about Japan-Canada relations. The visit was organized by Mr. Nabil Jaafari, Student Council President of the Public and International Affairs Association, and attended by Professor Patrick Leblond.
Mr. Nishiumi Shigehiro, Minister of Political Affairs, provided an informative presentation on Canada-Japan relations, including recent developments on the shared vision of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP), the joint Ministerial Action Plan, the shared Japan-Canada 6 priorities, and Canada’s recently released Indo-Pacific Strategy. Ms. Yamasaki Akiko, head of the Information and Culture Centre also introduced the students to Japanese cultural events organized by the Embassy, as well as the various exchange programs offered by the Japanese government such as the MEXT Scholarship and JET Programme. This was followed by a lively Q&A session.
Students listen to a presentation on Japan-Canada relations
by Minister Nishiumi

Students hear about Japanese cultural events and exchange programs
from Ms. Yamasaki

Students participate in a Q&A Students pose for a group photo at the end of their visit