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 May 2018, the total contribution amounts to more than USD 660,000,000. JAIF has contributed not only to advancing ASEAN integration but also to strengthening ASEAN-Japan relations by implementing various projects in the areas of disaster management, counter terrorism, maritime cooperation, economic integration, small and medium-sized enterprises development, youth exchanges, Japanese language training, and others.
25 October 2018
Seven local government officials of Papua, Indonesia stayed in Japan from 9-16 October 2018 for JENESYS2018 Inbound Program Indonesia-Japanese Culture Exchange. They visited a Japanese IT enterprise, agricultural research institute, disaster control training center and local high school to observe Japan’s cutting-edge technologies and high expertise in varied fields.
The JENESYS2018 is an exchange programme for the youths of Japan and ASEAN.
24 October 2018
On October 20, H.E. Kazuo Sunaga, Ambassador of Japan to ASEAN, attended the opening ceremony of an enlightenment event for the Regional Autism Awareness Day in Jakarta, which is part of the Autism Mapping Project in the ASEAN Region implemented by the Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD). The government of Japan is supporting this project through the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). At this event, athletes with autism held a parade, and the participants interacted with each other through sports activities such as running and swimming, which led to the awareness of autism.
20 October 2018
After the Asian Para Games, the ASEAN Autism Games (AAG) is taking place today at the Soemantri Brodjonegoro sports center, South Jakarta. The event, which is the main activity of the 4th ASEAN Autism Network (AAN) Congress, will be held until tomorrow, October 21. The Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) joins the celebration through the project Autism Mapping Project in the ASEAN Region.
20 October 2018
The 4th ASEAN Autism Games kicked off on 20 October 2018 in Jakarta. The biennial games are a flagship event of the ASEAN Autism Network. This year, the games are hosted by Yayasan Autisma Indonesia and London School of Public Relations Jakarta, with support from the Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD), Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF), and ASEAN Secretariat.
19 October 2018
The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) and the ASEAN Expert Group on Competition (AEGC) start the project Technical Assistance for ASEAN Competition Authorities to Strengthen Competition Law Enforcement in ASEAN Region – Second Phase, with Indonesia’s Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition (KPPU) as proponent and with support from the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).
The first phase of the project was also supported through JAIF.