ASJA (Asia Japan Alumni) International is an international institution established in April 2000 with the support of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The institution implements exchange programs for Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship students from ten ASEAN countries so that they may become future leaders who act as a bridge between Japan and their home countries.
ASCOJA (ASEAN Council of Japan Alumni) is an umbrella organization for the Japan Alumni Associations in each ASEAN country.
It was established in June 1977 centered on participants who had deepened their relationships in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs "Reunion of Southeast Asian Graduates from Japanese Universities" invitation program, which began in 1974 at the behest of the late Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda (Minister of Finance at the time).
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