The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) has welcomed on Thursday, March 2, students from Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) who came for a short visit at the LRT-2 Depot, Santolan, Pasig City.

As part of their activity during the visit, the ten students under the Japan Friendship Ties Program “JENESYS” (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths) were briefed on the history of railways in the Philippines and they were made to observe the operations of the LRT-2 system, as well.

The JENESYS is a people-to-people exchange program between Japan and the Asia-Pacific region.

The Japanese students also toured the LRT-2 facilities including the Operations Control Center, Maintenance Workshops and the stabling area.

After the tour at the LRT-2 facilities, they were treated with a train ride from Santolan Station to Antipolo Station and from Antipolo Station to Araneta Center-Cubao Station.

The visiting Japanese students, who came from the universities of Tohoku, Wakaya and Tokai, are studying law, science, tourism studies, and intercultural studies. They were accompanied by Mr. Tomoyuki Kakiuchi, Executive Vice President of Maruben PHils. Corp., Mr. Takashi Tanikawa of Marubeni Corporation-Manila Branch, and Ms. Masako Kigami, Program Chief, and other JICE staff.