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ASJA (Asia Japan Alumni) International was established on April 1, 2000 based on the resolve of Directors’ Board Meeting which was held on March 24, 2000 in Tokyo. ASJA International is a non-profit, non-governmental, non-political and non-sectarian organization.

The purpose and activities of ASJA International

(1) Purpose
a. to promote mutual understanding and solidarity networks between and among Japan Alumni in countries in the Asia-Pacific region through the effective implementation of various programs for enhancing cultural and scientific exchange and international friendship.

b. to encourage former students who have studied in Japan to co-operate with the ASCOJA and other organizations for cultural and scientific exchange in pursuing project.

(2) Activities
a. to grant scholarships and fellowships to study and promote cultural and scientific exchange;

b. to organize or support symposia and seminars for the purpose of cultural and scientific exchanges;

c. to conduct surveys and studies to examine the actual state of education and training provided to foreign students in various countries of the region to develop the improvement programs thereof;

d. to foster and assist organizations of former students who have studied in Japan and intend to promote cultural and scientific exchange;

e. to plan and implement exchange of professionals and experts as a means of promoting cultural and scientific exchange;
f. to publish and disseminate bulletins, public relations materials, results of relevant studies, etc.;

g. to co-operate with the United Nations (U.N.), the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the other relevant international bodies in the implementation of their projects;

h.   to co-operate on the projects and activities organized by ASCOJA

Membership and Administration of ASJA International
The Board of Directors is ASJA International’s governing body, which is composed of seven members. One representative nominated and appointed by each of five ASCOJA chapters, and two representatives from Japan. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors are held at least twice a year to discuss the annual project program, the annual budget, the project report and the financial report. The expenses of ASJA International’s activities are contributed from the Japanese Government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Structure of the ASJA Board of Directors (2001~2003)


Name Affiliation
(time of the appointment in each country)

Dr. Mongkol Tanjapatkul
Mr. Sidharta Martoredjo
Mr. Takashi Tajima
Mr. Yoneo Ishii

Mr. Tan Choon Leng
Dr. Leocadio de Asis
Mr. Freddie Ang Soo Mui
President, OJSAT
Vice President, PERSADA
Secretary General, APO Japan
President, Kanda University of International Studies, Japan
President, JAGAM
Founding President, PHILFEJA
Governor, JUGAS

In line with its purposes, ASJA International implements
the below programmes regularly :
1) to offer scholarship for post graduate studies to one person from each member country
2) Junior Programme which invites junior high school students and 1 attendant from five ASCOJA member countries to Japan about 2 weeks to learn Japanese culture through attending Japanese junior high school classes and homestay programme.

Contact information fo ASJA
ASJA International Secretariat :-
C/O The International Students Institute
3-22-7m Kitashinjyuku,
Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0074 Japan
Tel : 81-3-5338-1285
Fax : 81-3-5338-1286
E-mail : [email protected]

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