Milestones of ASEAN-JAPAN Friendship and Cooperation

1967
Founding of ASEAN
ASEAN Logo

Indonesia Flag Malaysia Flag Philippines Flag

Singapore Flag Thailand Flag
1971
ZOPFAN
(Zone of Peace, Freedom, and Neutrality )
1973
Japan-ASEAN Ministerial Conference on Synthetic Rubber
(The start of the cooperative relations)
1977
  • 1st ASEAN-Japan Forum
  • Fukuda Doctrine
1978
  • 1st ASEAN-Japan Foreign Ministers Meeting
  • ASEAN Cultural Fund
1981
Establishment of ASEAN-Japan Centre
1984
Brunei Flag Brunei Darussalam joined ASEAN
1988
Japan ASEAN Exchange Projects Fund (JAEP)
1990
Cambodia Peace Conference in Tokyo
1992
Japan's 1st Participation in UN Peacekeeping Operations
(UNTAC, Cambodia)
1994
1st ARF Ministerial Meeting
1995
Flag Vietnam Vietnam joined ASEAN
1997
  • 1st ASEAN Plus Three Summit
  • ASEAN Foundation
  • Lao PDR and Myanmar joined ASEAN
    Laos Flag Myanmara Flag
1999
Flag Cambodia Cambodia joined ASEAN
Japan-ASEAN Solidarity Fund
2000
Japan-ASEAN General Exchange Fund (JAGEF)
2003
  • ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit
  • Tokyo Declaration for the Dynamic and Enduring Japan-ASEAN Partnership in the New Millennium
  • ASEAN-Japan Plan of Action 2004 - 2010
2004
  • Japan’s accession to Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC)
  • Aceh Tsunami
2005
1st East Asia Summit
2006
  • Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF)
    Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF)
  • ASEAN-Japan Counter Terrorism Dialogue
2007
JENESYS
(Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths)
2008
  • ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership (AJCEP)
  • ASEAN Charter
  • Cyclone Nargis
  • JAGEF and JAEP merged into JAIF
2009
  • Roadmap for an ASEAN Community
  • 1st Mekong-Japan Summit
2010
Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity
2011
  • Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Establishment of ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre)
  • Opening of Mission of Japan to ASEAN
  • Bali Declaration for Enhancing ASEAN-Japan Strategic Partnership for Prospering Together
  • ASEAN-Japan Plan of Action 2011-2015
  • Establishment of JAIF Management Team (JMT)
2012
  • ASEAN Regional Emergency Logistic System
  • Kizuna (bond) Project
2013
  • ASEAN-Japan 40
    40 Years of ASEAN-Japan Partnership
  • JENESYS 2.0
  • Adoption of the “Vision Statement on ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation: Shared Vision, Shared Identity, Shared Future” and its Implementation Plan
2014
Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund 2.0 (JAIF 2.0)
2015
  • JENESYS2015
  • 1st JAIF Caravan
  • Establishment of the ASEAN Community
  • ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together
2016
  • JENESYS2016-Economics
  • JENESYS2016
  • 2nd JAIF Caravan
  • 3rd JAIF Caravan
2017
  • ASEAN 50
    ASEAN’s 50th Anniversary
  • JENESYS2017
  • Adoption of the “Revised Implementation Plan of the Vision Statement on ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation: Shared Vision, Shared Identity, Shared Future”
  • 4th JAIF Caravan
2018
  • 45 Years of ASEAN-Japan Partnership
  • JENESYS2018