ASCOJA-ASJA Consultative Meeting in Manila Opens (Jan 21, 2015)

The Board of Governors of the ASEAN Council of Japan Alumni (ASCOJA) and officers of ASJA International meets at the AIM Conference Center in Makati City on 24 January 2015 for consultations on ongoing preparations for the 21st ASCOJA Conference to be held in Manila from October 2 to 4, 2015 and the recent proposal for the development of an ASCOJA online communication platform which has been forwarded by ASJA.

Twelve delegates from 8 ASCOJA chapter associations and ASJA Japan are attending, specifically:

Brunei Association of Japan Alumni (BAJA)

Dr. Fadil Galawat
Ms. Noraini HJ Shawal

PERSADA Indonesia

Dr. Dempsy Robby Kambey

Japan Alumni Organization of Laos (JAOL)

Mrs. Bouasone Vongthavone

Japan Graduates Association of Malaysia

Dr. Ooi Chee Keong
Dr. Goh Nge Seung

Myanmar Association of Japan Alumni

Dr. Myo Khin

Old Japan Students Association of the Kingdom of Thailand (OJSAT)

Dr. Samran Choodunagngern
Dr. Surawut Chuangchote

Japan Alumni of Vietnam (JAV)

Dr. Phan Trung Nghia

Asia Japan Alumni (ASJA) International

Sec. Gen. Jiro Sato
Ms. Chikako Hagihara

The Philippine Federation of Japan Alumni (PHILFEJA), the host organization, will deploy a 10-man delegation led by its President, Mr. Philip B. Sanvictores.  Other members of the PHILFEJA group are the members of the PHILFEJA Board: Prof. Gilda Uy, Mr. Domingo Go, Mr. Dan Rayo, Mrs. Eva Lawas; Mrs. Marilen Laurel-Loinaz and Mrs. Glenda T. Ferma, Project Manager and Deputy Project Manager respectively of the 2015 ASCOJA Working Team; PHILFEJA resource persons – Dr. Sylvano Dong-E Mahiwo, Dr. Amy Fajardo; and Ms. Cecile Tolentino (Sec. Gen.)

The Japan University Graduates Association of Singapore (JUGAS) and the Japan Alumni of Cambodia (JAC) are unable to attend due to unavoidable circumstances.  They however have been furnished meeting materials for information and reference distributed to all ASCOJA chapters prior to the meetings.

The Secretariat for this meeting is headed by Prof. Bernadette “Jen” Hieida.

The General Agenda of this special meeting follows:

January 23, 2015 (Friday)

18:00     : Assembly at AIMCC Lobby

19:00     : Welcome Dinner : Casa Armas, Greenbelt 2, Ayala Center

January 24, 2015 (Saturday) – Metro Pacific Room (3rd Floor, AIMCC)

9:00        : Call to Order / Recognition of Attendees

9:15        : ASCOJA Vision-Mission

  • Basic framework
  • Discussion on Vision-Mission Statements
  • Schedule

10:30     :Coffee break

10:45     :Continuation of Discussions re Vision-Mission

11:00     :21st ASCOJA Conference Manila

  • Theme / Date / Venue
  • Program Format
    • Keynote Speakers
    • Breakout Session Facilitators
  • General Schedule

12:00     :Lunch (Ramcar Room. AIMCC)

13:30     :ASJA Proposal to Develop an ASCOJA Online Communication Platform

  • ASCOJA Online Communications Platform
  • FY 2015 ASJA Budget Proposal

15:30     :Coffee break

15:45     :Continue Discussions / Other Matters

17:30     :Adjournment

18:30     :Attend the PHILFEJA Shin Nen Kai 新年会


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