ASCOJA Conference

10 member countries of ASCOJA, Japan Alumni Associations in the respective ASEAN countries, take turns at holding general meetings named “ASCOJA Conference” once every two years.

A number of Japan alumni, former international students from ASEAN who used to study in Japan, participate in ASCOJA Conference as ASCOJA members.

ASCOJA Conference is usually held for 3 days. The purpose of ASCOJA Conference is to discuss the issues on strengthening of Japan-ASEAN relations and to encourage cultural exchange among the Japan alumni, through a plenary session, a symposium on the scientific and academic themes of the conference, and cultural exchange programs.

The handover ceremony of ASCOJA chairmanship is held on the final day, where the next ASCOJA Chairperson takes over ASCOJA flag. The conference ends with a finale of the handover ceremony. The Japan alumni participating in the conference make a promise each other to meet again at the next conference.

Main program schedule of ASCOJA Conference

  • Day 1

    ASCOJA Council Meeting
    ASJA, a counterpart of ASCOJA, also attends the meeting as an observer from Japan.

  • Day 2

    Plenary session and a symposium on the theme of ASCOJA Conference

  • Day 3

    Programs to strengthen cultural exchange and network among ASCOJA, and the handover ceremony of ASCOJA Chairmanship