March 8, 2019
- Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Ambassadors of ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste watched a football match (March 6, 2019)
- The Signing of the First Protocol to Amend the Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Partnership among Japan and Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (February 26, 2019)
- The 3rd ASEAN-Japan Cybercrime Dialogue (January 18, 2019)
- 11th ASEAN-Japan Counter-Terrorism Dialogue (January 18, 2019)
- The 6th Expanded ASEAN Maritime Forum (December 18, 2018)
The Association of South East Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established with the signing of the Declaration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Bangkok Declaration). The five original nations are Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines and Malaysia followed by Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia. ASEAN serves as a regional cooperative organization composed of ten Member States. ASEAN has experienced rapid economic growth in the last ten years and is expected to play a role as a centre of growth that is open to the world.