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Network of East Asian Think-Tanks (NEAT)

The Network of East Asian Think-tanks (NEAT) is a Track 2 international organization of ASEAN+3 countries. Its establishment was originally proposed in the reports of the "East Asia Vision Group" (EAVG) and the "East Asia Study Group" (EASG) made upon request of the ASEAN+3 Summit, and was approved at the ASEAN+3 Ministerial Meeting held in May 2003.



14th Annual Conference in Bangkok, Thailand (July 27-29, 2016)

The Network of East Asian Think- tanks (NEAT) held its 14th Annual Conference (AC) and 25th Country Coordinators Meeting (CCM) in Bangkok, Thailand from July 27 to 29, 2015. The host was ASEAN University Network (AUN) Secretariat and 43 specialists and experts representing different think tanks in the ASEAN+3 nations participated.
As for Japan, 4 participated, who were ISHIGAKI Yasuji, President of the Council on East Asian Community (CEAC) and Trustee of Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR), IGARASHI Ataru, Professor, the University of Tokyo, YANO Takuya, Research Coordinator of JFIR, ITO Masanori, Executive Secretary, JFIR.


*NEAT Memorandum No.13


*NEAT Working Groups



13th Annual Conference in Bandung, Indonesia (September 6-8, 2015)

The Network of East Asian Think- tanks (NEAT) held its 13th Annual Conference (AC) and 23th Country Coordinators Meeting (CCM) in Bandung, Indonesia from September 6 to 8, 2015. The host was University of Indonesia and 54 specialists and experts representing different think tanks in the ASEAN+3 nations participated.
As for Japan, 4 participated, who were ISHIGAKI Yasuji, President of the Council on East Asian Community (CEAC) and Trustee of Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR), Yamada Yoshihiko, Professor, Tokai University, WAKITA Kazumi, Associate Professor, Tokai University, KIKUCHI Yona, Executive Secretary of CEAC and Senior Research Fellow of JFIR.


*NEAT Working Groups



12th Annual Conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (September 28-30, 2014)

The Network of East Asian Think- tanks (NEAT) held its 12th Annual Conference (AC) and 21th Country Coordinators Meeting (CCM) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from September 28 to 30, 2014. The host was General Department of ASEAN, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperationand and 49 specialists and experts representing different think tanks in the ASEAN+3 nations participated.
As for Japan, 3 participated, who were ISHIKAWA Kaoru, Executive Vice-President of the Council on East Asian Community (CEAC) and Senior Executive Director of Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR), SUGIMURA Miki, Vice President for Academic Exchange, Sophia University, KIKUCHI Yona, Executive Secretary of CEAC and Senior Research Fellow of JFIR.


*NEAT Working Groups



11th Annual Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (August 25-27, 2013)

The Network of East Asian Think- tanks (NEAT) held its 11th Annual Conference (AC) and 19th Country Coordinators Meeting (CCM) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from August 25 to 27, 2013. The host was Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia and 78 specialists and experts representing different think tanks in the ASEAN+3 nations participated.
As for Japan, 6 participated, who were HIRABAYASHI Hiroshi, President of the Council on East Asian Community (CEAC) and Vice president of Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR), ISHIKAWA Kaoru, Executive Vice-President of CEAC and Senior Executive Director/ Director of Research, JFIR, SATO Teiichi, Honorary Executive Director, Tokyo National Museum and Professor, International University of Health and Welfare, SHINDO Eiichi, Vice President of CEAC and Professor Emeritus of University of Tsukuba, KIKUCHI Yona, Executive Secretary of CEAC and Senior Research Fellow of JFIR, ITO Masanori, Research Fellow of JFIR.


Policy Recommendations [PDF]


*NEAT Working Groups



Meeting of NEAT Working Group on "Enhancing People to People Connectivity -Education, Tourism and Cultural Exchange-" (July 30-31, 2013 / Tokyo, Japan)



10th Annual Conference in Beijing, China (August 26-28, 2012)

The Network of East Asian Think- tanks (NEAT) held its 10th Annual Conference (AC) and 17th Country Coordinators Meeting (CCM) in Beijing, China from August 26 to 28, 2012. The host was China Foreign Affairs University and 47 specialists and experts representing different think tanks in the ASEAN+3 nations participated.
As for Japan, 8 participated, who were HIRABAYASHI Hiroshi, Executive Vice-President of the Council on East Asian Community (CEAC) and Vice president of Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR), HABA Kumiko, Vice President of CEAC and Professor of Aoyama Gakuin University, ISHIGAKI Yasuji, Vice President of CEAC and Councilor of JFIR, OKAZAKI Kenji, Member of CEAC and Professor of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, SAKAMOTO Masahiro, Member of CEAC and Superior Research Fellow of JFIR, SHINDO Eiichi, Vice President of CEAC and Professor Emeritus of University of Tsukuba, KIKUCHI Yona, Executive Secretary of CEAC and Senior Research Fellow of JFIR, TAKAHATA Yohei, Research Fellow of JFIR.


*NEAT Working Groups



Meeting of NEAT Working Group on "Regional Cooperation on Disaster Management in East Asia" (July 26-27, 2012 / Tokyo, Japan)



9th Annual Conference in Danang, Vietnam (August 10-12, 2011)

The Network of East Asian Think- tanks (NEAT) held its 9th Annual Conference (AC) and 15th Country Coordinators Meeting (CCM) in Danang, Vietnam from August 10 to 12, 2011. The host was Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam and 45 specialists and experts representing different think tanks in the ASEAN+3 nations participated.
As for Japan, 8 participated, who were HIRABAYASHI Hiroshi, Executive Vice-President of the Council on East Asian Community (CEAC) and Vice president of Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR), ISHIGAKI Yasuji, Vice President of CEAC and Councilor of JFIR, KAWAI Masahiro, Member of CEAC and Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute, OKAZAKI Kenji, Member of CEAC and Professor of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, HABA Kumiko, Vice President of CEAC and Professor of Aoyama Gakuin University, KOBORI Shinzo, Research Counselor of Institute for International Policy Studies, KIKUCHI Yona, Acting Executive Secretary of CEAC and Research Fellow of JFIR, OTA Toru, Research Assistant of JFIR. ...more


*NEAT Working Groups



Meeting of NEAT Working Group on "Regional Cooperation on Disaster Management in East Asia" (July 6-7, 2011 / Tokyo, Japan)



The 8th Annual Conference in Manila, the Philippine (August 23 - 24, 2010)

The Network of East Asian Think- tanks (NEAT) held its 8th Annual Conference (AC) and 13th Country Coordinators Meeting (CCM) in Manila, the Philippine from August 23 to 24, 2010.
The host was the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) and 45 specialists and experts representing different think tanks in the ASEAN+3 nations participated.
As for Japan, 8 participated, who were HIRABAYASHI Hiroshi, Executive Vice-President of the Council on East Asian Community (CEAC) and Vice president of Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR), HIRONO Ryokichi, Vice President of CEAC and Professor Emeritus of Seikei University, KAWAI Masahiro, Member of CEAC and Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute, KONDO Takehiko, Member of CEAC and Professor of Meisei University, OHGA Keiji, Member of CEAC and Professor of Nihon University, SHINDO Eiichi, Vice President of CEAC and Professor Emeritus of Tsukuba University, YANO Takuya, Executive Secretary of CEAC and Senior Research Fellow of JFIR, KIKUCHI Yona, Secretarial Staff of CEAC and Associate Research Fellow of JFIR. ...more

*NEAT Working Groups



Meeting of NEAT Working Group on "East Asian Food Security" (July 8-9, 2010 / Tokyo, Japan)



The 7th Annual Conference in Seoul, Korea (August 30 - September 1, 2009)

The Network of East Asian Think- tanks (NEAT) held its 7th Annual Conference (AC) and 11th Country Coordinators Meeting (CCM) in Seoul, Korea from August 30 to September 1, 2009. The host was the Korean Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (KISEAS) and 37 specialists and experts representing different think tanks in the ASEAN+3 nations participated.
As for Japan, 7 participated, who were ITO Kenichi, President of the Council on East Asian Community (CEAC) and President & CEO of Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR), HIRONO Ryokichi, Vice President of CEAC and Professor Emeritus of Seikei University, KAWAI Masahiro, Member of CEAC and Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute, KONISHI Masaki, Executive Vice President of CEAC and Acting Executive Director of JFIR, OHGA Keiji, Member of CEAC and Professor of Nihon University, SHINDO Eiichi, Vice President of CEAC and Professor Emeritus of Tsukuba University, YANO Takuya, Executive Secretary of CEAC and Senior Research Fellow of JFIR. ...more


*NEAT Working Groups



Meeting of NEAT Working Group on "East Asian Food Security" (July 1-2, 2009 / Tokyo, Japan)



The 6th Annual Conference in Bali, Indonesia (August 24-25, 2008)

The 6th Annual Conference (AC) and the 9th Country Coordinators Meeting (CCM) of NEAT were held in Bali, Indonesia from August 24-25, 2008, hosted by Center of East Asian Corporation Studies (CEACOS) of Indonesia University. Around 50 representatives and experts from the 11 ASEAN+3 nations participated.
There were nine participants from Japan, who were ITO Kenichi, President of the Council on East Asian Community (CEAC) and President & CEO of Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR), HIRONO Ryokichi, Vice President of CEAC and Professor Emeritus of Seikei University, KAWAI Masahiro, Member of CEAC and Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute, NARITA Hironari, Member of CEAC and Professor of Ohkagakuen University, OGASAWARA Takayuki, Member of CEAC and Professor of Yamanashi Gakuin University, SHINDO Eiichi, Vice President of CEAC and Professor Emeritus of Tsukuba University, YAMAZAWA Ippei, Member of CEAC and Professor Emeritus of Hitotsubashi University, MURAKAMI Masayasu, Executive Vice President of CEAC and Executive Director of JFIR, and NAKAJIMA Takahiko, Officer in Charge in JFIR. ...more


*NEAT Working Groups



Meeting of NEAT Working Group on "East Asian Environmental Cooperation" (June 11, 2008 / Tokyo, Japan)



The 5th Annual Conference in Singapore (August 21-22, 2007)

The 5th Annual Network of East Asia Think-tanks (NEAT) Conference was held in Singapore from August 20-22, 2007. The East Asia Institute at Singapore National University hosted the conference, and around 60 representatives and experts from the 13 ASEAN+3 nations participated.
There were nine participants from Japan, including ITO Kenichi, President of the Council on East Asian Community (CEAC) and President & CEO of Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR), KAWAI Masahiro, Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute, SHINDO Eiichi, Professor Emeritus of Tsukuba University, HASEGAWA Kouichi, Singapore Bureau Chief of the Japan Center for International Finance, HIRONO Ryokichi, Professor Emeritus of Seikei University, HONNA Jun, Assistant Professor of Ritsumeikan University, YAMASHITA Eiji, Professor of Osaka City University, MURAKAMI Masayasu, Acting Executive Vice-President of CEAC, and YANO Takuya, CEAC Officer in Charge. ...more


Opening Remarks by Prof. ITO Kenichi, President of CEAC


*NEAT Working Groups



Meeting of NEAT Working Group on "Overall Architecture of Community Building in East Asia" (June 13-14, 2007 / Tokyo, Japan)



The 4th Annual Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (August 22-23, 2006)

The 4th NEAT Annual Conference was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 21-23, 2006, under the sponsorship of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia. About 70 think-tank representatives and intellectuals from ASEAN+3 (APT) countries participated in the Annual Conference. The 6 participants from Japan were: Prof. ITO Kenichi, President & CEO of the Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR); Mr. ASAMI Tadahiro, Advisor of the Institute for International Monetary Affairs; Prof. SHIRAISHI Takashi, Vice-President of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies; Dr. YOSHITOMI Masaru, President & Chief Research Officer of the Research Institute of Economy, Trade & Industry; Amb. SUGIUCHI Naotoshi, Councilor of JFIR; and Ms. WATANABE Mayu, Executive Secretary of the Council on East Asian Community (CEAC). The Annual Conference adopted the Memorandum No.3 of Policy Recommendations, which will be submitted to the APT Summit through the APT Foreign Ministerial Meeting scheduled in December 2006. As there was not much disagreement on the reports from the 7 working groups since the detailed discussions among ASEAN+3 countries had been held throughout the year, the majority of the discussions focused on the "objective, principle and value of an East Asian Community (EAC)" section of the Policy Recommendations. ...more


Opening Remarks by Prof. ITO Kenichi, President & CEO of JFIR


*NEAT Working Groups



Meeting of NEAT Working Group on "Overall Architecture of Community Building in East Asia" (April 24-25, 2006 / Tokyo, Japan)



The 3rd Annual Conference in Tokyo, Japan (August 21-23, 2005)

The third Annual Conference of Network of East Asian Think-Tanks (NEAT) was held in Tokyo on August 21-23. The first Conference was held in Beijing in 2003, and the second in Bangkok last year. The Tokyo Conference was featured by the animated discussions with the participation of the representatives of think-tanks and scholars from 13 countries of ASEAN+3 (Japan, China, Korea) and other interested intellectuals totaling 96 persons.
The Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR), which is NEAT Country Coordinator (CC) of Japan, acted as host of the Conference. There were 37 participants from Japan with 26 being members and other related persons of the Council on East Asian Community (CEAC).
In the final session, the Conference adopted by consensus the Policy Recommendations on the ideas and guiding principles of Community building in East Asia, which were submitted to the ASEAN+3 Summit in Kuala Lumpur in December, 2005 and a clear reference to the document was mentioned in the chairman's statement.(Paragraph 5) It was most significant at the third Conference this year that the reports of 6 Working Groups* were presented and contributed to the fruitful discussions. The next NEAT Annual Conference will be held in Malaysia.


Minutes : August 22, August 23 [PDF]
Press Release [PDF]
Policy Recommendations [PDF]
Chairman's Statement


*NEAT Working Groups



The 2nd Annual Conference in Bangkok, Thailand (August 16-17, 2004)

The 2nd Annual Conference of NEAT was held in Bangkok, Thailand on August 16-17, 2004 under the sponsorship of the Institute of East Asian Studies, Thammasat University (NEAT Country Coordinator of Thailand). About 80 think-tank representatives and intellectuals from 12 countries (the Philippines absent) participated. The participants from Japan were: Prof. ITO Kenichi, President & CEO of JFIR, Prof. INOGUCHI Takashi, Professor of the University of Tokyo, Prof. UTARA Shujiro, Professor of Waseda University, Dr. JIMBO Ken, Senior Research Fellow of JFIR, Prof. TANAKA Akihiko, Professor of the University of Tokyo, Mr. HIRATSUKA Daisuke, Director of APEC Study Center and Director of Regional Integration Group, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, Prof. HIRONO Ryokichi, Professor Emeritus of Seikei University, Dr. YOSHITOMI Masaru, President & Chief Research Officer of Research Institute of Economy, Trade Industry, and (as an observer) Mr. YAMADA Takio, Director of Regional Policy Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The lively discussions were conducted in all 5 sessions. ...more


Welcome Dinner Speech by Prof. ITO Kenichi, President & CEO of JFIR



The 1st Annual Conference in Beijing, China (September 29-30, 2003)

The 1st Annual Conference of the Network of East Asian Think-tanks (NEAT) was held in Beijing, China on September 29-30, 2003. Think-tank representatives and intellectuals from ASEAN+3 actively participated and agreed to establish a network of think-tanks to strengthen regional cooperation in East Asia. Japan was represented by 5 intellectuals: Prof. ITO Kenichi, President & CEO of JFIR, Prof. TANAKA Akihiko, Professor of the University of Tokyo, Prof. HIRONO Ryokichi, Professor Emeritus of Seikei University, Dr. YOSHITOMI Masaru, President & Chief Research Officer of Research Institute of Economy, Trade Industry and Mr. HIRATSUKA Daisuke, Director of APEC Study Center and Director of Regional Integration Group, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, and Dr. JIMBO Ken, Director of Research at JFIR, the Country Coordinator of Japan. At the 1st Annual Conference, Mr. Tang Jiaxuan, State Councilor of China, gave a speech on the opening session. ...more


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