Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science (SAKURA Exchange Program in Science) is the program for enhancing exchanges between Asia and Japan of the youths who will play a crucial role in the future field of science and technology through the close collaboration of industry-academia-government by facilitating short-term visits of competent Asian youths to Japan. Please visit the folowing site to learn more about this program: http://ssp.jst.go.jp/
The program has been carried out in a way that the participants were not only receiving lectures about food science and safety but also conducting some practices in laboratories as well as industrial visits. Hence, even in a short period program (10 days) with a tight schedule of activitivies, participants could learn the most important aspects of food science and safety. The knowledge that were enhanced here could then be applied to my current research and teaching modules thus I found that this program is very useful. I would like to acknowledge the support by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) for providing the opportunity for me to join this program (Sakura Science Plan for Food Science and Safety).