ACHDA is being implemented by the ASEAN Secretariat with the support of the Government of Japan through the Japan-ASEAN
Integration Fund (JAIF).
The ASEAN-Japan Cybersecurity Cooperation Hub project was launched at the Japan-ASEAN
Telecommunications and IT Ministers Meeting (TELMIN) in November 2016 through the Japan-ASEAN
Integration Fund 2.
The ACB and the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden (QSBG), with funding support from the Japan-Asean
Integration Fund, East and Southeast Asian Biodiversity Information Initiative and the Ministry of Environment-Japan, held an intensive Internship-Training on the Taxonomy of High Elevation Vascular Plants from October 1 to 10 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has set up and strengthened the Japan-ASEAN
Integration Fund to support ASEAN.
Also, the Philippines may get to tap P33 million from the Japan-Asean
Integration Fund-Emergency Economic Assistance to develop smallholder coconut-based industries in Northern Mindanao and Caraga, according to the Department of Agriculture.
And in stark contrast to what happened at the ASEAN Regional Forum in Phnom Penh in 2011, Cambodia did not object to tabling a discussion on China's Air Defense Identification Zone over the East China Sea during the Japan-ASEAN
summit in Tokyo in December 2013.
summit commemorating 40 years of ties with the bloc comes at a time Tokyo is keen to garner support in its fractious spat with Beijing over the sovereignty of a small chain of islands in the East China Sea.
summit that took place on Saturday was the first major gathering by Asian countries after China alleged ownership of the disputed area.
Abe will also announce an expansion of the existing Japan-ASEAN
Integration Fund aimed at economic integration of Southeast Asian countries with a fresh 10 billion yen, the reports said.
The statement will be issued at a special Japan-ASEAN
summit in Tokyo next week, the report added.
Since being sworn in as Japanese prime minister for the second time in December 2012, Shinzo Abe has tried to consolidate Japan-Asean
relations, which are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year.
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said at a press conference he hopes to "take this opportunity to further strengthen and expand Japan-ASEAN