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 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.

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27 November 2018



Fourteen high school students from Thailand visited Japan from 6-13 November 2018 to participate in the JENESYS2018 exchange program on the theme of “Japanese Conversation and Japanese Culture.” The delegates experienced Japanese culture through visits in a museum and a local high school, among others.

The JENESYS2018 is an exchange programme for the youths of Japan and ASEAN.


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21 November 2018



Twenty university students from Cambodia stayed in Japan from 30 October-11 November 2018 to participate in the JENESYS2018 exchange program on the theme "Monozukuri (Manufacturing) and Technology.” The delegates experienced Japanese culture and industry through visits in a university and a factory, among others.

The JENESYS2018 is an exchange programme for the youths of Japan and ASEAN.


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15 November 2018



Twelve high school students from Thailand stayed in Japan from 29 October-6 November 2018 to participate in the JENESYS2018 exchange program on the theme "Monozukuri (Manufacturing) and Technology.” The delegates experienced Japanese culture and industry through visits in technical junior colleges, research institutes, among others.

The JENESYS2018 is an exchange programme for the youths of Japan and ASEAN.


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14 November 2018



On Wednesday, November 14, the Japan-ASEAN Summit Meeting was held in the Republic of Singapore chaired by H.E. Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore. H. E. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister, attended from Japan.

Japan’s Prime Minister remarked that this year marks the 45th anniversary of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation and welcomed the issuance of the Joint Statement of the 21st ASEAN-Japan Summit to Commemorate the 45th Anniversary of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation. Specific JAIF supported projects on counter-terrorism, cybercrime, disaster management, culture, and information were highlighted. In addition, forthcoming initiatives on environment and the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) were also acknowledged.


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14 November 2018



The Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan, gathered in Singapore on 14 November 2018 at the 21st ASEAN-Japan Summit to commemorate the 45th Anniversary of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation.

ASEAN and Japan reaffirm the importance of Japan’s support for ASEAN integration and ASEAN’s efforts in realising ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together, including through Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) as well as Japan’s full respect and support for ASEAN unity, cohesiveness, and centrality in shaping the evolving regional architecture.


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