The 27th SIGA Vietnam 2015 was a great success!



  The 27th SSEAYP International General Assembly (SIGA)
was held
in Vietnam on April 23-26, 2015 with over 200 participants from Japan and
ASEAN countries.  The theme of SIGA 2015 was "ASEAN-Japan cooperation
for a better future through alumni activities".   All enjoyed Vietnamese culture
and shared the spirit of international cooperation and friendship through
participating in the SIGA program.


  <Schedule>
  April 23: Day 1
                Arrival of SIGA participants
                Opening Ceremony and Welcome Dinner
  April 24: Day 2
                The 27th SI General Assembly=
                - Panel Discussion on the SIGA theme
                - Activity reports of ASEAN and Japanese alumni associations
                - Report of Social Contribution Activity (SCA)
                Dinner hosted by Vice-Govenor of Quang Ninh province=
  April 25: Day 3
                Ha Long Bay cruise
                Closing Ceremony
                Farewell Dinner
  April 26: Day 4
                Departure of participants

=SCA program (optional)=
  April 21: Arrival of SCA participants
                Orientation
                Welcome Dinner
  April 22: Visit to Hanoi University
                - Interaction with Youth (University)
                Visit to Children Hospital
                - Interaction with children and hospital staffs
                -Participate in the photo exhibit "Thousands of smile"
                Homestay in Hanoi
  April 23: Join the SIGA program

   From the Cabinet Office of Japan, Mr. Kazumichi Sakamoto, Vice-Minister
for Policy Coordination participated the event and observed
the the development of SI and SSEAYP alumni activities.



<Mr. Kazumichi Sakamoto, Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination of the Cabinet
Office of Japan and Mr. Nguyen Long Hai, Permanent Vice Chairman of National
Committee on Youth of Vietnam exchanged gifts during the opening ceremony>




<Keynote on the SIGA theme "ASEAN-Japan cooperation for a better future

through alumni activities" during the General Assembly>


   The 27th SIGA ended successfully with the flag hand over ceremony to
the next SIGA host country, Cambodia. See you all again.


<SI Flag Hangover was handed over from the chairperson of SIGA Vietnam
organizing committee to the next SIGA host country>

Nippon Maru Set Sail for Brunei Darussalam
with Youth Ambassadors of the 41st SSEAYP2014



J
apanese Country Program of SSEAYP2014 was successfully implemented on Oct 29 – Nov 7, 2014.  315 Participating Youths (PYs) from Japan and 10 ASEAN nations, led by 11 National Leaders (NLs) from respective countries, assembled in Tokyo on Oct 29. 

After participating the Inauguration Ceremony and Welcome Reception, they were divided into 11 different groups with mixed nationalities and fostered friendship with local Japanese people through various interaction activities.  When they returned Tokyo, "Japan-ASEAN Youth Leaders Summit" with the theme of "Youth Participation in Social Activities: How can you contribute in creating better society towards 2020?" took place with 94 Japanese Local Youths (LYs). 

SSEAYP is surely one of the biggest international youth exchange program in Japan and ASEAEN nations.  It could be said that young ambassadors were born to develop their leadership for changes of our region and future.  Their journey will continue next 40 more days on board and in ASEAN port of call countries till they return home on December 17.


<Myanmar Youth Leader presenting her speech at Send-Off Ceremony>
- Online newspaper
http://japan.kantei.go.jp/96_abe/actions/201411/06article3.html

<Schedule of Japanese Country Program>
Oct. 29:  Arrival of NLs and PYs
Oct. 30:  Inauguration Ceremony, Welcome Reception
Oct. 31-Nov. 3:  Local Program in 11 different prefectures
               *Courtesy Call on local prefecture governments,
                interaction with local youth, discussion, homestay, etc.,
Nov. 3- Nov. 5:  "Japan-ASEAN Youth Leaders Summit"
               *Keynote lecture, cultural performances, country exhibition, discussion
Nov. 6:  (PYs):  Institutional Visits / (NLs, YLs &AYLs) Courtesy Call on Prime Minister
Nov. 7:  Send Off Ceremony

Bon Voyage SSEAYP2014!




National Leaders Meeting of the 41st SSEAYP2014

The National Leaders (NL) meeting of SSEAYP2014 and the first Cruise Operating Committee (COC) meeting were held in Japan on September 16-19, 2014.


<NLs 2014, Administrator 2014 and the Director for International Youth Exchange of the Cabinet Office>

= National Leaders (NLs) = *by port of call 2014
Mr. Mifuyu Shimizu, Japan  (Ex-PY99)
Mr. Faisal Bin Yunus, Brunei Darussalam
Ms. Kin Somnang, Cambodia (Ex-PY2008)
Ms. Aye Aye Thant, Myanmar (Ex-NL 2012)
Ms. Meutia Rahima, Indonesia (Ex-PY91, OBSC2000, Facilitator2007)
Mr. Phetlasy Khan Outhone, Lao P.D.R. (Ex-PY2007)
Ms. Mahanum Binti Fauzi, Malaysia
Mr. Antonio, Edwin Vallo, Philippines (Ex-PY 2002)
Mr. Ronald Teo, Singapore (Ex-PY 2000)
Mr. Jakraphun Thanateeranon, Thailand (Ex-PY 2004, OBSC2009)
Mr. Tran Quoc Khanh, Vietnam


<the 1st COC meeting: NLs shared their ideas and visions of SSEAYP2014>

In their discussion on Sep 17-18, they talked that the word "RESPONSIBILITY" should be the symbolic word that embodies the ideals, principles and personality of the 41st SSEAYP.  The concept of "Responsibility" can be interpreted and integrated in many occasions: Responsibility with Friendship, Responsibility with Consequences, Responsibility for the Future, etc.,

They made a consensus that NLs will work as a team and shall work hard for ALL PYs regardless of contingent, SGs, sub-committees etc.,

On Sep 19, they flew back to their countries for their final preparation and promised each other to come back again with their own PYs on October 29, 2014.

SSEAYP International Indonesia

SSEAYP International Singapore

SSEAYP International Brunei Darussalam (BERSATU)

SSEAYP International Lao