Pakistani students can take part in the programme also known as "Sakura Exchange Programme in Science."
The Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Programme in Science is basically a student exchange programme which allows school/university students from other countries who specialize or wish to specialize in science and technology fields, to visit Japan and experience its culture.
The purpose of this programme is to allow students living in countries which do not have access to state-of-the-art labs and technology to experience it first hand in Japan.
The outline of the programme is : promoting science and technology a key engine to materialize a bright future of Asia and it is vitally important to enhance exchange of youths in Asian countries and Japan who will play a crucial role in field of science and technology.
Pakistan was recently added to list of countries eligible for exchange programme. This could be a good opportunity for those who want to learn more about their respective field of choice. Seeing world leading tech institutions and companies (Sony, Canon, Fujitsu etc.) at work first hand is an opportunity that many people can now avail.
The eligibility criteria for the students is that the student should be a high school, university or graduate school student.
Post doctoral researchers and teachers can also participate, provided they are under 40 years old. They should not have stayed in/visited Japan before.
Educational institutions interested in exchange programme can apply between October and November 2016.