JAIF Overview



The Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) was officially established in March 2006, based on the pledge from then Japanese Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Junichiro Koizumi at the Ninth ASEAN-Japan Summit held in December 2005 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

JAIF aims at supporting integration efforts to create the ASEAN Community by facilitating the implementation of the ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together, which consists of the blueprints for the ASEAN Political Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC), as well as the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) Work Plan III and the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) 2025. JAIF also aims at promoting greater cooperation between ASEAN and Japan.

Since its first financial contribution, several additional funding supports have been pledged to the original JAIF, and as of 31 January 2019, the total contribution amounts to more than USD 668,000,000.

What's New


18 March 2019



ASEAN and Japan agreed to explore new initiatives for cooperation to further advance their strategic partnership following the 13th ASEAN-Japan Joint Cooperation Committee Meeting held at the ASEAN Secretariat on 14 March. A number of activities have been planned in 2019 such as the continuation of the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths programme and the adoption of a joint statement on connectivity by the Leaders at their Summit in November this year.


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15 March 2019



ASEAN and Japan agreed to explore new initiatives for cooperation to further advance their strategic partnership following the 13th ASEAN-Japan Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) Meeting held at the ASEAN Secretariat on 14 March.

ASEAN welcomed Japan’s continued support for ASEAN Community-building including its contribution to the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund to support cooperation programmes and projects aimed at enhancing connectivity and narrowing development gaps in the region. Both sides agreed to further streamline and provide necessary flexibilities to facilitate the utilisation of the Fund.

The 13th ASEAN-Japan JCC Meeting was co-chaired by Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to ASEAN Tran Duc Binh and Ambassador of Japan to ASEAN Kazuo Sunaga.


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7 March 2019



A total of 144 university students from ASEAN, Timor Leste, and Japan deepened their understanding on sustainable development during the week-long Japan-ASEAN Students Conference in Tokyo and Miyagi, Japan from 19 to 25 February.

The programme provided an avenue for students to network and exchange views on issues which are related to their academic backgrounds and relevant with the United Nations 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development Goals. Other activities included visits to Edo-Tokyo Museum, the University of Tokyo, and Tokyo Metropolitan City.

The conference was organised as part of the 2018 Japan East-Asia Network of Exchange Programme for Students and Youth (JENESYS2018).


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4 March 2019



The ASEAN Enabling Masterplan 2025: Mainstreaming the Rights of Persons with Disabilities represents the culmination of a collaborative and cross-pillar initiative of ASEAN organisations and entities to enhance the promotion and protection of the rights of persons with disabilities in the ASEAN Community.

Its development is part of the project Task Force on the Mainstreaming of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the ASEAN Community supported by the Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).


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1 March 2019



The ASEAN Enabling Masterplan 2025: Mainstreaming the Rights of Persons with Disabilities represents the culmination of a collaborative and cross-pillar initiative of ASEAN organisations and entities to enhance the promotion and protection of the rights of persons with disabilities in the ASEAN Community.

Its development is part of the project Task Force on the Mainstreaming of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the ASEAN Community supported by the Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).


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