Mission Japan to Asean, 19 February 2016- On 17 February, the Mission of Japan to ASEAN held a public seminar entitled “The Future of Economic Cooperation and Social Development Japan and ASEAN: Looking for New Approaches”, co-hosted by Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), at the Japan Foundation Hall, Jakarta. The event was attended by approximately 100 people from the government of Indonesia, ASEAN missions, international organizations, universities and others.
Ms. Yukiko Okano, Chargé d’affaires and Minister-Counsellor of the Mission of Japan to ASEAN participated in the seminar, which was moderated Mr. Arisman, Executive Director of CSEAS.
Chargé d’affaires Okano explained about Japan-ASEAN trade and investment relations and Japan-ASEAN Cooperation in recent years. She then spoke of possible cooperation between Japan and ASEAN based on the recently adopted ASEAN Community Vision 2025. (See material here.) Her speech was followed by presentations from Ms. Ina Haningtyas Krisnamurthi, Director for ASEAN Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Tadashi Ogawa, Director General, Japan Foundation Jakarta and Mr. Masahito Ambashi, Economist of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN & East Asia (ERIA). The lecture was followed by a lively Q&A session between the speakers and the attendees.