Canadian Delegation for the Next Generation Global Leaders Program: Call for Applicants

12 Canadian youth (11 participants and one National Leader) will be selected to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime experience with 200+ young leaders from 11 countries on board a Japanese cruise ship, the Nippon Maru.

Tentative Schedule

Itinerary from the selection of the Participants and National Leader until the departure for Japan

  • Week of 29th August 2016: Selection of the National Leader 
  • Week of the 20th of September 2016: Selection of the Participating Youth
  • September 2016 - January 2017: Preparatory period of the Canadian Delegation

Itinerary from the Arrival Day of the Overseas Participating Youth until Embarkation

  • January 17th: Arrival of the overseas participating youth (OPY) to Japan.
  • January 18th: Orientation, Welcome Reception
  • January 19th – 22nd: Local Program and Homestay in Japanese Prefecture
  • January 23rd – 28th: Onshore Training. Audience with H.I.H. the Crown Prince and courtesy call with the Prime Minister are scheduled during this period. Institutional visit and Tokyo City Tour will be arranged during the onshore training program.

Itinerary from the Departure Ceremony to Disembarkation and Departure from Japan (Onboard Training Program)

  • January 29th: Transfer to Yokohama port.
  • January 30th: Embark the ship. Departure Ceremony. Departure from Port of Yokohama. Sailing Day One.
  • January 31st – March 2nd: Onboard Training Program
  • February 8th: Vanuatu (Refuel and Water Supply)
  • February 12th – 14th: Port of Call Activities in New Zealand (Auckland)
  • February 17th – 20th: Port of Call Activities in Republic of Fiji (Suva)
  • February 23: Solomon (Refuel and Water Supply)
  • March 3rd: Arrive at Port of Tokyo for Disembarkation.


Participating Countries:

Japan: 120 Participating Youth

Overseas Countries (12 participants each for a total of 120 OPYs)

  • Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Canada
  • Republic of Costa Rica
  • Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Republic of Fiji
  • India
  • Republic of Kenya
  • New Zealand
  • Kingdom of Tonga
  • Ukraine

Port of Call Countries

  • New Zealand (Auckland)
  • Republic of Fiji (Suva)