5 thousand scholarship recipients from Mexico and Japan participate in cooperation program

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Since 1971, more than 5,000 Mexicans and Japanese have participated as scholarship recipients in the Cooperation Program for the Training of Human Resources in the Global Strategic Partnership between both countries.

Upon completion of the 50th edition of the program, except for the two years of the pandemic, 2,483 Mexicans and 2,698 Japanese have carried out technical stays in the respective countries to deepen highly specialized knowledge so that upon returning to their country the scholarship recipients are capable of contributing to the solution of the development problems of the country receiving the scholarship.

In Japan, artisans must receive official certification as such, says Ernesto Moreno, who went on to specialize in lacquer crafts, which are the oldest in Japan.

In the City of Kanazawa, famous for its crafts of this type and where the center of cooperatives that specialize in this technique is located, the strategy is very good because some cooperatives are dedicated to distribution while in others artisans who live in the areas work, where the tree forests are to extract the material, an ancient work carried out by the Japanese in this town located in the north of this country.

He adds that some of the cooperatives that he was able to meet are more than 100 years old and are very large and consolidated; They are made up of between 300 and 500 artisans and distributors.

Other Mexican scholarship recipients are Yukiko Uscanga and Avisag Quetzalli Gómez.

Yukiko, who is a Fashion Designer, studied at Kyoto University where she learned about tea ceremonies, performing arts, metal and bamboo design and attended workshops where she was able to make some jewelry elements and tried to experiment with Kawuara, which is a material with that Japanese tiles are made and some vases with said material.

Avisag went to Japan to train in the areas of production, quality and continuous improvement through the guidance of the Japanese industry.

Scholar Sakika Nakamura from Japan, an economist by profession, points out that she came to our country because she wants to learn how free education works in Mexico.

Nao Murata, also a Japanese national, wants to learn Spanish to teach it to the Japanese in Mexico and Latin America.

Source: La Jornada