Seven students from the third cohort of NipCA Fellows were presented with their NipCA Fellow certificates by Chairman Yohei Sasakawa.

On Monday, September 11, 2023, 14 NipCA Fellows representing the 1st, 3rd, and 4th cohorts visited the Nippon Foundation. During their courtesy visit, they provided updates on their graduate studies, program completion, and visits to other places in Japan, expressing gratitude to the Nippon Foundation for their support. Chairman Sasakawa conveyed his expectations for these fellows as the next generation of leaders who will contribute to building a better world.

The third-cohort of fellows, who are set to complete their master’s degree in the Special Program in Japanese and Eurasian Studies (SPJES) at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba, at the end of September, were also honored with the “Third-cohort Sasakawa NipCA Fellow Certificate.”

Chairman Yohei Sasakawa and the third cohort of NipCA Fellows

The third cohort of NipCA Fellows, who will return to their home countries soon, is expected to act as bridges connecting Japan and Central Asia. Their role is vital in addressing social issues within the Central Asian region, serving as the core of the alumni network established by the Nippon Foundation, JACAFA Foundation, and Tsukuba University.