"Kizuna" project to spread the word that Japan is safe to visit

Thirty Japanese students on a visit to Singapore from regions affected by the 2011 Japan earthquake have been spreading the word that Japan is safe to visit.

These students are part of the 1,500 Japanese students who are visiting 40 countries worldwide as part of a project called "Kizuna" or "bond" in Japanese.

Organised by Japan's Government, the project aims to raise awareness of Japan's revival efforts in the wake of the earthquake and dispel misconceptions of the disaster.

During their stay in Singapore, the Japanese students visited the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and Singapore Management University.

They also visited cultural sites such as Chinatown, Little India, and Arab Street.