Basic data


Registered Non-Profit Organization Asia SEED

Year of Foundation

Year 1999
(Previously known as Japan-Indonesia Science and Technology Forum (JIF), which was established in 1984)


Board Member

13 Executive Board Members, 1 Auditor

Chairman, Board of Directors Masahiro HAMANO
Senior Executive Director Hikaru SHOZAWA
Executive Director Hideaki SHIMIZU
Executive Director Takatoshi TAKEMOTO
Director Yoshio HARA
Director Eiichi KAWAI
Director Takashi SHIRAISHI
Director Katsuhiko SUETSUGU
Director Kazuaki MATSUI
Director Tatsuhiko AIZAWA
Director Takeru OHE
Director Yoshihiro TANIGUCHI
Director Naoko LEE IIZUKA
Auditor Eiji HIRANAKA


Prof.Dr.Ing. Wardiman Djojonegoro Former Minister for Education & Culture the Republic of Indonesia
Dr. Phisit Pakkasem Former Secretary-General for NESDB, Thailand
Shoichiro Niwayama Lawyer
Yasushi KOBAYASHI Certified Public Accountant


(8 local staff included)


Asia SEED took over the higher education support cooperation made by the Japan-Indonesia Science and Technology Forum (established in 1984) under a grant credit provided by the World Bank and OECF (current JBIC). Asia SEED was newly established aiming at human resource development throughout the Asian nations.


We aim at 1) looking for cooperative themes for the wide range development of economic society through reinforcement of scientific technology and education in Asia-Pacific and other countries with the spirit of international cooperation, 2) contributing to promote exchange between Japan and foreign countries in the fields of education, science, culture, economy and industry by collaboration both governments and private sectors, and 3) sustaining and developing healthy relationships among the countries.

Main work

  1. Research, information collection and analysis of issues related to education, scientific technology, culture, economy, and industry between Japan and other countries and proposals on these issues.
  2. Development of cooperative projects and implementation of consulting on concrete issues based on the above
  3. Collaborative research or exchange between governmental officers, educators, scientists, technicians, economists and intellectuals of each country and those of Japan
  4. Support for the acceptance of international students and trainees from other countries and the dispatch of Japanese students and trainees to other countries
  5. Employment placement businesses for the purpose of developing the vocational abilities of foreign students and trainees and providing employment opportunities set forth above
  6. Other related works

Financial resources

Scale of activities by Asia SEED is around 200 to 300 million yen in recent years. Main financial resources are consulting fees paid out of the project budgets (loans from the Japanese government to the developing countries) of governmental institutions of each country or consignment fees from the Japanese government or government related institutions. Other than these, recently consignment fees from private sectors and universities are increasing.

As for 2021, approximately 44% is consulting fee from foreign governments and government offices, 46% is consignment fee from the Japanese government related offices and the remaining about 10% is consignment fee from private sectors.

Main related organizations

Central Government and Aid Agency like JICA. University, Local government, Public-interest corporation, Private enterprise, International Organization, Foreign Government, and so on.