PREX Alumni Associations
The total number of people who have participated in PREX seminars is approaching 14,000, and they come from over 130 countries and territories. Through the seminar activities, efforts are made for the promotion of personal exchanges and mutual understanding with the people mainly of Asia, including Central Asia and the Caucasus region, and Central and Southern America, the Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, Russia, etc.
The seminars are not transient events. PREX has endeavored to utilize and continue with human networks created through the seminars and to maintain and boost cooperative ties. A case in point is the PREX alumni associations, which have been established in 13 countries and territories and whose membership is largely made up of people who came to Japan for their study. Currently, about 2,400 seminar participants who have returned home are registered. Another example is the international person-to-person networks, which means the construction of a network of local counterparts who collaborate in overseas seminars implemented locally in developing countries and in surveys on local needs.
Among all the participants who came to Japan for PREX seminars over the past 20 years and who have since returned home, the ones who are active in leadership positions throughout the world have grown in number.