ASEAN-Japan Academic Forum 2011 (AJAF 2011)

ASEAN-Japan Academic Forum 2011 (AJAF2011)

“Sustainability & Its Challenges In ASEAN Development”

11 December 2011 (13:00 p.m. to 17:00 p.m.)
Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center,
Hamamatsucho Building, 3F (Meeting Room 3 & 4)

The ASEAN-Japan Academic Forum aims at providing a platform to promote  young ASEAN researchers in Japan, as well as Japanese researchers doing  research related to the 10 ASEAN countries. The Forum also hopes to create  further opportunities for greater cooperation between ASEAN and Japanese  researchers, through the sharing of knowledge and expertise. Organised by the  ASEAN Youth Network in Japan (AYNJ), this pioneer project aspires to advance  research in ASEAN, and the furtherance of ASEAN young researchers  themselves.

For decades, the members of ASEAN have faced various challenges on development and sustainability, especially with regard to economy, education, environment, good governance, health and security, and technology. They had struggled to fight corruption, inequality, and poverty and had sought and tested measures that will alleviate the crises and lead the South East Asian countries to development. However, recent events have proved that matters on development and sustainability do not only concern the developing countries but also the developed ones like Japan. Natural disasters, aging population, and a stagnant economy are just some of the factors that could crash a strong nation down.

In this year’s ASEAN-Japan Academic Forum, issues on development and its sustainability will be tackled in different fields and perspectives. We are opening our table to those who are interested in sharing their knowledge on topics that include, but are not limited to: Business Management, Cultures, Economy, Education, Engineering, Environment, Humanities & Social Sciences, Languages, Medicine & Healthcare, Science & Technology, Tourism.


13:00 ~ 13:30
Registration of Speakers & Participants

13:30 ~ 13:40
Opening Remarks by Calvin Ong Kah Yee
Chairperson of ASEAN-Japan Academic Forum 2011

[First Session]
Moderator: Diana Kartika (Waseda University)
13:45 ~ 14:05 Speaker #1
14:05 ~ 14:25 Speaker #2
14:25 ~ 14:35 Panel Discussion 1

14:40 ~ 14:55

[Second Session]
Moderator: Thol Dina (The University of Tokyo)
15:00 ~ 15:20 Speaker #3
15:20 ~ 15:40 Speaker #4
15:40 ~ 16:00 Speaker #5
16:00 ~ 16:10 Panel Discussion 2

16:10 ~ 16:35
Joint Discussion Session
“Sustainable Development Approaches in ASEAN and their Challenges”

16:35 ~ 16:45
Closing Remarks by Gladys F. Angala
AYNJ Deputy Head of Internal Affairs

16:45 ~ 17:00
Certificate Award Ceremony

17:00 ~
End of AJAF 2011

List of Speakers & Topics

Speaker #1: Amy Poh Ai Ling (Information Security of the IT Based Electronic Power System: Eliminate Smart Grid Security Vulnerability)

Speaker #2: Nay Chi Htun (Association of the Catechol-O-Methyl Transferase Gene Val158Met Polymorphism With Blood Pressure and Prevalence of Hypertension: Interaction With Dietary Energy Intake)

Speaker #3: Anawat Suppasri (Introduction to Tsunami in Japan: Past, Present and Future)

Speaker #4: Ho Hui Shan Michelle (Propelling ASEAN Towards a Greener Future: A Theoretical Framework for Promoting Actual Use of Renewable Energy in the Region)

Speaker #5: Ches Sophy (Farmer Association and Social Capital Building: A case study of Kaksekor Farmer Association in Romon Village, Takeo Province, Cambodia)

Participation Fees

  • Students: Free
  • Non-students: ¥2,000

Register HERE

Modes of Payments

All payments are to be made on the day of the ASEAN-Japan Academic Forum, i.e. 11 December 2011. Please note the only modes of payments, which are accepted is by cash.


Meeting Room 3 & 4, Hamamatsucho Building, 3F
Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center, Kaigan 1-7-8, Minato-ku, 105-0022 Tokyo
〒105-0022 東京都港区海岸1-7-8 東京都立産業貿易センター浜松町館
TEL:03-3434-4242 / FAX:03-3434-4648


JR − Hamamatsucho Station (North Exit) : 5-minute walk
Tokyo Monorail − Hamamatsu Station (North Exit) : 5-minute walk
Yurikamome − Takeshiba Station : 2-minute walk
Toei Asakusa Line − Daimon Station (A1 Exit) : 8-minute walk
Toei Oedo Line − Daimon Station (B1 or B2 Exit) : 8-minute walk

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Timeline of Submission & Registration 

  • Call for Papers: 25 July 2011 (Mon) to 15 August 2011 (Mon)
  • Submission of Abstracts: 02 September 2011 (Fri)
  • Notification of Acceptance: 16 September 2011 (Fri)
  • Submission of Full Papers: 11 November 2011 (Fri)
  • Registration Deadline (for Participants): 02 December 2011 (Fri)


Guidelines & General Information

  1. Papers that are related to the topics outlines, or within the scope of the Forum.
  2. Abstracts, written in English in no more than 300 words, using the template provided from this link.
  3. Only soft copies of abstracts (saved as *.doc) via email are accepted.
  4. Abstracts will be reviewed should state, clearly and briefly, the research purpose, process, and conclusions, as will be included in the final paper.


Full Paper Guidelines

  1. Papers are to be in English, and no more than eight (8) pages.
  2. Only soft copies of papers (saved as *.doc) via email are accepted.
  3. Only the papers of those who have presented will be published in the Forum findings.