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Next Generation Global Leaders Program 2016
"The Ship for World Youth Leaders"


The Itinerary is as follows:
- Arrival of the OPY:  January 17 (Tue), 2017
- Orientation and Welcome party:  January 18 (Wed)
- Local Program (OPY only):  January 19 (Thu) to January 22 (Sun)
- Preparatory Training Session (JPY only):  January 21 (Sat) to January 22 (Sun)
- Onshore Training Session:  January 23 (Mon) to January 28 (Sat)
- Onboard Training Session:  January 29 (Sun) to March 3 (Fri)
   - Port of call activities in New Zealand:  February 12 (Sun) to February 14 (Tue)
   - Port of call activities in Fiji:  February 17 (Fri) to February 20 (Mon)
- Post-program Training Session (JPY only):  March 3 (Fri) to March 4 (Sat)

Participating countries will be:
・Federative Republic of Brazil
・Canada
・Republic of Costa Rica
・Arab Republic of Egypt
・Republic of Fiji
・India
・Japan
・Republic of Kenya
・New Zealand
・Kingdom of Tonga
・Ukraine


Ports of Call Countries:
・New Zealand (Auckland)
・Republic of Fiji (Suva)







Welcome!!

The Ship for World Youth Leaders (SWY) program, operated by Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, is a program that involves youths from Japan and countries around the world. The participants board the SWY, live together, and while on board, they study and discuss common issues from a global perspective and participate in other various activities that involve multi-cultural and multi-national exchange opportunities.

The SWY program which began in 1988, marked its 25th voyage in 2013 (FY2012).

There are following programs succeeding the general purpose of SWY program:
- 2014 (FY2013), the Global Leaders Development Program (GLDP)
- 2015 (FY2014), the Global Youth Leaders Development Program 2014 “The Ship for World Youth Leaders”
- 2016 (FY2015), the Next Generation Global Leaders Program 2015 "The Ship for World Youth Leaders"