The ASEAN Integration and Regional Collaboration in Science & Technology Symposium

Time 10:00-17:00, Wednesday, 5th March, 2014
Venue Sokairo-Hall (1F, GRIPS) (Access)
Sponsor GRIPS Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program (GIST), National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), The Takeda Foundation
Language English
Fee Free (Preregistration required)


ASEAN will integrate economically in 2015 with the goal of building an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Japan has its foot deeply set in the region through its economic activities, and so will be greatly affected in a variety of areas by the ASEAN integration. ASEAN integration can be considered one step toward greater integration of the entire Asian region, and will provide a great chance to promote further regional collaboration between Japan and ASEAN. To promote this economic integration, ASEAN will try to liberate the flow of goods, services, investment, capital and skilled labor, and plans to increase its core competencies and strengthen the research capabilities of the region. Japan has many programs and diverse activities to strengthen research capability and develop human resources in the ASEAN region including Science and Technology Research Partnerships for Sustainable Development (SATREPS), the East Asian Science and Innovation Area Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP), and the Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (SEED-Net). ASEAN also has versatile human development and research programs and the economic integration of ASEAN should provide various opportunities to promote further collaboration between Japan and ASEAN.
We would like to organize an ASEAN Japan S&T Cooperation Symposium to explore opportunities to promote further collaboration between Japan and ASEAN by studying the details of the S&T plans for the economic integration of ASEAN including the ASEAN Science and Technology and Innovation Challenge Initiative, the ASEAN Innovation Fund, and the ASEAN Talent Mobility (ATM) Program, and by discussing possible collaborations with existing S&T programs, and by designing new collaboration mechanisms.


Master of Ceremony: Tomoko Hamachi, Staff, GIST, GRIPS

Time Sessions
Opening Remarks
Prof. Tatsuo Oyama, Vice President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Guest Speaker's Address
Mr. Sotaro Ito, Senior Deputy Director-General, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Presentation Slides(1.8MB)
Keynote Speech I
Prof. Patarapong Intarakumnerd, Professor, GRIPS
Presentation Slides(615KB)
Keynote Speech II
Mr. Myint Wai, President, Myanmar Association of Japan Alumni
Keynote Speech III
Mr. Yoshio Matsumi, Advisory Member, ITOCHU Corporation
Presentation Slides(631KB) Speech(68KB)
Panel Discussion I: Promotion of Regional Innovation & Open Innovation Research Centers
Moderator: Dr. Norio Ohto, Senior Managing Director, The Takeda Foundation
  • ・Alexandar Lim, Head of Science and Technology Division, ASEAN SECRETARIAT
    Presentation Slides(1.4MB)
  • ・Osamu Kobayashi, Head, Singapore Office, the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
    Presentation Slides(590KB)
  • ・Geng Tu, Manager, Department of International Affairs, JST
  • ・Paritud Bhandhubanyong, Executive Director, Education and Special Project Development, Panyapiwat Institute of Management
    Presentation Slides(762KB)
  • ・Yoshiyuki Nagai, Director, Center of Research Network for Infectious Diseases, RIKEN
    Presentation Slides(1.4MB)
Panel Discussion II: Regional Development and Movement of Human Resources
Moderator: Prof. Atsushi Sunami, Associate Professor, GRIPS
  • ・Nobuko Kayashima, Visiting Senior Advisor (Education), Human Development Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
    Presentation Slides(350KB)
  • ・Le Anh Tuan, Deputy Director, School of Transportation Engineering, Hanoi University of Science and Technology
  • ・Tatang Taufik, Deputy Chairman, Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Indonesia
    Presentation Slides(1.5MB)
Closing Remarks
Prof.Tateo Arimoto, Professor, GRIPS

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