Greetings from ASJA Chairperson

Dr. Bandaxay Lovanxay, Chairperson of ASJA International, President of Japan Alumni of Laos (JAOL)

Chairperson of ASJA International
President of Japan Alumni of Laos (JAOL)
Dr. Bandaxay Lovanxay

It is a great honor for the Japan Alumni of Laos (JAOL) to receive the position as Chairperson of the ASJA Board of Directors. As JAOL’s current president, I will be sparing no effort to do my best in fulfilling this role, which I feel much honored to serve. In this opportunity, I would like to give some words of greetings.

The current outbreak of the COVID-19 has caused global crisis including both human fatalities and economic downturn. For Japan, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been postponed. Similarly, the ASEAN Council of Japan Alumni (ASCOJA) related events and activities and ASJA 20th Anniversary event were postponed. This kind of difficulty has never been experienced before since the establishment of ASJA and ASCOJA.

In order to fight with this terrible situation we are all in, this is exactly the time to reinforce the Fukuda Doctrine’s teaching of “heart to heart relationship” to enhance friendship and relationship between Japan and ASEAN Countries through strengthened network of ASCOJA, and more importantly maximize this potential by working and cooperating more closely. ASJA, therefore, will continue to cooperate with ASCOJA to fulfill its role and responsibilities.

While we all faithfully hope that the COVID-19 pandemic will end soonest, we all have to remind ourselves that, as this pandemic continues to affect various aspects of our lives, new pattern of lifestyles, new form of cooperation, and work modalities under a new normal will need to be adopted. Therefore, ASJA will continue our close cooperation in various angles with ASCOJA to strengthen the relationship between Japan and ASEAN Countries in order for greater benefits for Japanese and ASEAN people.

Lastly, all support from the Japanese, ASJA relevant persons, ASCOJA members are highly appreciated and I hope to meet all of you soon.

It is a great honor for the Japan Alumni of Laos (JAOL) to receive the position as Chairperson of the ASJA Board of Directors. As JAOL’s current president, I will be sparing no effort to do my best in fulfilling this role, which I feel much honored to serve. In this opportunity, I would like to give some words of greetings.

The current outbreak of the COVID-19 has caused global crisis including both human fatalities and economic downturn. For Japan, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been postponed. Similarly, the ASEAN Council of Japan Alumni (ASCOJA) related events and activities and ASJA 20th Anniversary event were postponed. This kind of difficulty has never been experienced before since the establishment of ASJA and ASCOJA.

In order to fight with this terrible situation we are all in, this is exactly the time to reinforce the Fukuda Doctrine’s teaching of “heart to heart relationship” to enhance friendship and relationship between Japan and ASEAN Countries through strengthened network of ASCOJA, and more importantly maximize this potential by working and cooperating more closely. ASJA, therefore, will continue to cooperate with ASCOJA to fulfill its role and responsibilities.

While we all faithfully hope that the COVID-19 pandemic will end soonest, we all have to remind ourselves that, as this pandemic continues to affect various aspects of our lives, new pattern of lifestyles, new form of cooperation, and work modalities under a new normal will need to be adopted. Therefore, ASJA will continue our close cooperation in various angles with ASCOJA to strengthen the relationship between Japan and ASEAN Countries in order for greater benefits for Japanese and ASEAN people.

Lastly, all support from the Japanese, ASJA relevant persons, ASCOJA members are highly appreciated and I hope to meet all of you soon.

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