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ASCOJA

ASEAN Council of Japan Alumni

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ASCOJA as a bridge to foster closer relations between ASEAN member countries and Japan 

 

Through concerted efforts in promoting and implementing projects and activities that would redound to the benefit of all parties concerned, including the enhancement of friendship, understanding, peace, and prosperity in the Asian Region and the world

ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION AND BY-LAWS OF THE ASEAN COUNCIL OF JAPAN ALUMNI (ASCOJA) PREAMBLE

In pursuit of the aforementioned aspiration, a proposal to establish an organization that can unite several organizations of Japan Alumni in ASEAN was discussed at the Third Yearly Reunion Of Southeast Asian Graduates of Japanese universities held in Tokyo in October 1976. This was followed by the signing of the “Protocol of Intent to Organize” in Singapore by the delegates from the original five ASEAN countries: Indonesia (PERSADA), Malaysia (JAGAM), the Philippines (PHILFEJA), Singapore (JUGAS), and Thailand (OJSAT).

The ASEAN Council of Japan Alumni (ASCOJA) was officially inaugurated in a meeting of the five (5) founding members of ASEAN Japan Alumni Associations in Manila, Philippines on 11h June 1977. Then ASCOJA was expanded gradually to cover all ten (10) members of Japan alumni associations/chapters in ASEAN.

With the deepening ASEAN solidarity and unity, and the dynamic growth and expansion of ASCOJA through its historic journey, and recognizing the need for ASCOJA to be attuned with the changes and developments of the times, the 10 ASCOJA member chapters hereby adopt this covenant of articles and By-Laws.

10 countries member

On March 25, 1977, a “Protocol of Intent to Organize” was signed in Singapore by representatives of five Japan alumni associations from ASEAN namely, Association of Indonesia Alumni from Japan (PERSADA), Japan Graduates’ Association of Malaysia (JAGAM), Japanese University Graduates Association of Singapore (JUGAS), Old Japan Students’ Association, Thailand Under the Patronage of His Majesty the King (OJSAT), and Philippine Federation of Japan Alumni (PHILFEJA).

From 2001 to 2012, ASCOJA admitted five Japan alumni associations from the rest of ASEAN as charter members, namely Brunei Association of Japan Alumni (BAJA), Japan Alumni of Cambodia (JAC), Japan Alumni Organization of Laos (JAOL), Myanmar Association of Japan Alumni (MAJA), Vietnam Association of Japan Alumni (VAJA).

HEADLINE NEWS of ascoja

 
Mr. Apitch Rukpaitoon, president of OJSAT, and executive committees were welcoming Minister of MEXT of Japan

PHILFEJA Attends the 50th ASJA International Board Meeting and ASCOJA Board Meeting in Tokyo

PHILFEJA, represented by President Domingo C. Go, participated in the ASEAN Council of Japan Alumni (ASCOJA) and Asia Japan Alumni (ASJA) meetings and several events in Tokyo from March 6 to 9, 2024

JAPAN EMBASSY AND PHILFEJA HOST 2024 SHINNENKAI

The Embassy of Japan and the Philippine Federation of Japan Alumni (PHILFEJA) held its annual Shinnenkai on 02 February 2024 at the official residence of Japan’s Ambassador to the Philippines, with Ms. Jalenie Chua of the Embassy of Japan as the Master of Ceremonies

TalentCorp entered into Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with Japan Graduates Association of Malaysia (JAGAM)

The MoU aims to enhance TalentCorp’s initiatives by fostering greater collaboration with Malaysian associations in Japan on projects that benefit fellow citizens

RECENT ACTIVITIES

The 27th ASCOJA CONFERENCE

ASJA-ASCOJA SYMPOSIUM

UPCOMING AGENDA

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