5 June[MON]

11:00 - 12:45

The vision for a new ASEAN-Japan cooperation
~ASEAN-Japan Economic Co-Creation Vision~


  • Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
    Chairman and CEO

    ISHIGURO Norihiko

  • East Asia Business Council

    Shaanti Shamdasani

  • Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia(ERIA)
    Special Advisor to the PresidentResearch Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)Senior Advisor

    WATANABE Tetsuya

  • Kyushu University
    Associate Professor

    AIZAWA Nobuhiro

  • Mekong Institute
    Executive Director

    Suriyan Vichitlekarn

  • Mekong Institute

    Madhurjya Kumar Dutta

  • Department of International Relations, Universitas Indonesia

    Ardhitya Eduard Yeremia

  • Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia
    Director of ASEAN Negotiation

    Dina Kurniasari

  • Japan Association of Corporate Executives
    Chairman, Asia Project TeamANA HOLDINGS INC.
    Member of the Board, Vice Chairman

    HIRAKO Yuji

  • ICMG Co., Ltd.CEO

    TSUJI Yusuke

  • National Bank of Cambodia
    Deputy Governor

    Serey CHEA

  • Cinnamon Inc.
    Representing Director

    HIRANO Miku


In this session, discussions revolved around the interim summary of the “ASEAN-Japan Economic Co-Creation Vision,” with an emphasis on the role of ASEAN and Japan in leading and shaping economic collaboration. Ms. Shanti, Chairman of the East Asia Business Council, delivered the keynote speech at the beginning of the session. It was stressed that the effective utilization of cyber-physical connectivity is crucial, along with a serious commitment to addressing global environmental impacts, including food security.
The overview of the ASEAN-Japan Economic Co-Creation Vision highlighted the pursuit of a free, secure, and prosperous society, emphasizing the need for shared tacit knowledge and a medium-to-long-term perspective. Furthermore, post-pandemic challenges in the ASEAN-Japan relationship, such as food security, inflation, supply chain vulnerabilities, poverty, and inequality, became evident. Collaborative efforts were deemed necessary to address these issues. Specific collaborative areas mentioned included promoting ESG practices in manufacturing and HR skill development within the Nexus Project. For Japanese companies to succeed in collaborating with ASEAN counterparts, it was considered crucial to share a sense of mission, worldview, and problem awareness. While investments in previously under-represented sectors were important, interactions between globally-connected Asian entities were emphasized as vital, as highlighted by the panelists.