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1973-2023

ASEAN and Japan celebrate 50 years of Friendship!

 Navigating Japan-ASEAN Partnership for the Next 50 Years

Dr. Kunihiko Hirabayashi, Secretary-General of the ASEAN-Japan Centre, sheds light on the enduring friendship between ASEAN and Japan and the remarkable achievements that have shaped this partnership.

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The 50-year friendship between ASEAN and Japan

has transformed into a strategic alliance by a beacon of cultural harmony, economic prosperity, and mutual respect

“This friendship stands as a testament to the power of cooperation and mutual
understanding, promising a bright future for ASEAN and Japan in the decades
to come.

Dr. Kunihiko Hirabayashi,Secretary- General of the ASEAN-Japan Centre
Director General of ASEAN Japan Center photo

How ASEAN young people view Japan

How Japanese young people view ASEAN

Download the Print Version, as published on December 7 in Nikkei Asia

The ASEAN Promotion Centre on Trade, Investment and Tourism (ASEAN-Japan Centre)

An intergovernmental organization established by the ASEAN Member States and Japan in 1981 to promote Trade, Investment, Tourism as well as people-to-people exchanges between Japan and ASEAN.