ASCOJA stands for ASEAN Council of Japan Alumni.

In 1974, under the initiative from the late Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda (Minister of Finance at that time), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs invited former ASEAN students to a “Reunion of South East Asian Graduates from Japanese Universities”. The participants who had deepened their relationships through the reunion, together established ASCOJA in June 1977 with the purpose to foster the relationship and exchanges among Japan Alumni associations from the respective countries.

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