Wonderful Opportunity

Wonderful Opportunity


Last month I was chosen by the Embassy of Japan to participate in a short-term program called MIRAI which was organized by the MOFA Japan and EFIL/AFS. That was a great opportunity for me to practice my Japanese and get more knowledge about Japan, its people, culture, and not only Japan, but also other countries, because there were participants from Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia.


I was able to find a lot of friends from different parts of the world.


In the frameworks of the program we visited different corporations, companies like Mori Building corporation, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), Toyota company, Rakuten company and many historical places and shrines like Meiji Jingu shrine, Nagoya castle etc. Also I had an opportunity to live with a Japanese family. I tasted Japanese food and sat on tatami. I’m grateful to all our volunteers, to the organizers, EFIL/AFS and MOFA Japan. I’m grateful to our Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, to my teacher of the Japanese language Karine Karamyan, to the Embassy of Japan to Armenia for this opportunity. I hope this program will be implemented next year also, and more students will have a wonderful experience with MIRAI program.

Author՝  Ivetta Hovsepyan