Sat, 01 Oct 1994

40 students off to Japan

JAKARTA: Forty Indonesian students and teachers will leave for Japan next week to conduct research and studies in various fields, the Japanese embassy here announced.

They are the second batch of students to obtain Japanese government scholarships this year. The first group of 58 students left in April.

The second group will study in Japan for between one year and three and a half years.

In his farewell speech on Friday, Japanese ambassador Taizo Watanabe expressed the hope that the program would help strengthen Indonesia-Japan relations. (pan)