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About ASEAN-Japan Centre


The ASEAN-Japan Centre consists of a Council, an Executive Board and a Secretariat.



  • The supreme policy-making body of the organization, consisting of 11 directors appointed by and representing each Member State
  • Approves the annual program and budget, appoints the Secretary General, etc.


Council Directors of the ASEAN-Japan Centre, as of August 7,  2020

Brunei Darussalam

Dr. Hajah May Fa’ezah Haji Ahmad Ariffin

Permanent Secretary (Economy)
Ministry of Finance and Economy

Kingdom of Cambodia

H.E. Mr. Sim Vireak

General Department of ASEAN
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Republic of Indonesia

Mr. Kasan Muhri

Director General
National Export Development
Ministry of Trade


Mr. Kenichi Kobayashi

Director-General / Assistant Minister
Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Mr. Latsamy Keomany

ASEAN Department
Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Mr. Mohd Zahid Abdullah

Senior Director
ASEAN Economic Integration Division
Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

Republic of the Union of Myanmar

H.E. Mr. Myint Thu

Ambassador of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Republic of the Philippines

Mr. Robespierre L. Bolivar

Deputy Chief of Mission
Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Japan

Republic of Singapore

Mr. Tan Soon Kim

Assistant Chief Executive
Enterprise Singapore

Kingdom of Thailand

Mr. Somdet Susomboon

Director General
Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP)

Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Mr. Vu Ba Phu

Director General
Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (VETRADE)
Ministry of Industry and Trade


Executive Board

  • Consists of 11 representatives appointed by each Member State
  • Supervises the activities of the Secretariat so that the decisions of the Council are implemented
  • Advises the Secretary General when necessary



  • The executive arm of the organization. Led by the Secretary General, it consists of the Office of Secretary General, the Office of General Affairs and one operational department consisting of the Research and Policy Analysis (RPA) Cluster, the Capacity Building (CB) Cluster, the Trade and Investment (TI) Cluster and the Tourism and Exchange (TE) Cluster
  • Executes the annual program and implements the decisions of the Council




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