JAIF Overview

The purposes of the JAIF are:

  • To support the efforts of the ASEAN Member States (AMSs) to pursue the comprehensive integration of ASEAN towards the realisation of an open, dynamic and resilient ASEAN Community as envisaged in the Declaration of ASEAN Concord II, by facilitating effective implementation of the ASEAN 2025 : Forging Ahead Together, and strengthening the functioning of the ASEAN National Secretariats of the new AMSs and the ASEC;
  • To support the implementation of the ASEAN 2025 Blueprints of the ASEAN Political Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC), with particular emphasis on the narrowing the development gaps among AMSs, as well as emerging regional challenges;
  • To promote cooperation between Japan and ASEAN (as well as between Japan and the individual AMS), including transfer of technology and inflow of investment from Japan to AMSs, trade and exchange of personnel, awareness and understanding of ASEAN among Japanese people, and ASEAN regional studies and research, as well as in other areas of cooperation as mentioned in the Vision Statement on ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation and its Implementation Plan which was revised in August 2017;
  • To support operations of the regional or sub-regional organisations; and
  • To support other activities considered appropriate by the Government of Japan (GOJ) and ASEAN (including its Member States).

Components of JAIF

As of 31 May 2019, JAIF consists of 15 components.


JAIF Logo was created with a view to enhancing the visibility of JAIF to the wide public. Through the JAIF Logo Contest, the logo was selected among 25 logo designs submitted from both AMSs and Japan. The logo was designed by Mr. Thit Lwin Soe, Professor of National University of Arts and Culture of Myanmar. The logo represents the collaboration of Japan and AMSs. The green signifies success, while blue letters of JAIF represent dignity, peace and stability of the ASEAN region. The logo should be used by JAIF supported projects to indicate the support from JAIF by using the logo in project activities, for example publications, meeting or training materials.