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News and Views

ERIA Attends the 15th EAS Energy Ministerial Meeting

News

ERIA Attends the 15th EAS Energy Ministerial Meeting

16 September 2021

Energy

Bandar Seri Begawan, 16 September 2021: The 15th East Asia Summit – Energy Ministers Meeting (EAS EMM) was hosted virtually by the Ministry of Energy, …

News

ERIA Participates in the 53rd ASEAN Economic Ministers’ and Related Meetings

15 September 2021

ASEAN , ASEAN Economic Community

Jakarta, 8-15 September 2021: The 53rd ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) Meeting, the 9th East Asia Summit (EAS) Economic Ministers’ Meeting (EMM) and other related meetings …

Analysing Healthtech Ecosystem across ASEAN and India: Technology, Innovation, and Policy Lenses ǀ ERIA-CIIE.CO Webinar Series Ep #2

News

Analysing Healthtech Ecosystem across ASEAN and India: Technology, Innovation, and Policy Lenses ǀ ERIA-CIIE.CO Webinar Series Ep #2

08 September 2021

ASEAN , India , Strategy and Partnership Programme , Technology

Jakarta/Ahmedabad, 8 September 2021: Over the years, rapid adoption of technology has brought transformation to healthcare services and systems, with digital tools bringing healthcare solution …

Growing Opportunities for Strengthening Economic Development Ties Between ASEAN and Latin America

News

Growing Opportunities for Strengthening Economic Development Ties Between ASEAN and Latin America

07 September 2021

Jakarta/Santiago, 7 September 2021: Many Latin American countries are increasingly looking at ASEAN to strengthen economic linkages and business development opportunities on both sides of …

Borderless Entrepreneurship: The Way Forward for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs, The E-S-I Webinar #7

News

Borderless Entrepreneurship: The Way Forward for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs, The E-S-I Webinar #7

31 August 2021

Entrepreneurship , Start-up , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Jakarta, 31 August 2021: Over the past decades, technology adoption and the digital transformation have allowed entrepreneurs to be instantly connected with people, resources, and …

Taliban 2.0: Regional, Global Impacts

Opinions

Taliban 2.0: Regional, Global Impacts

24 August 2021

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The Taliban's victory is still fresh but unintended consequences that can impact the regional and global strategic …

ERIA Participates in the 42nd AIPA General Assembly

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ERIA Participates in the 42nd AIPA General Assembly

23 August 2021

AIPA

Tokyo, 23 August 2021: A delegation of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), headed by Professor Hidetoshi Nishimura, the President of …

Saving the Planet One Spoon at a Time

News

Saving the Planet One Spoon at a Time

21 August 2021

Entrepreneurship , Innovation and Technology

Tokyo, 21 August 2021: Twenty-nine young entrepreneurs with a passion for developing innovative solutions to solve social problems came head-to-head virtually on 21 August in …

US-Thai Cobra Gold drills Wither at 40

Opinions

US-Thai Cobra Gold drills Wither at 40

17 August 2021

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The 40th iteration of Cobra Gold (CG), which ended last week, was supposed to be the best …

Working Towards Services Integration Through the Negative List

News

Working Towards Services Integration Through the Negative List

13 August 2021

Capacity Building , Economic Integration , Lao PDR , Services

Vientiane, 13 August 2021: The ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) signed in October 2020 establishes a framework to promote economic integration and liberalisation in …

ASEAN at 54: In need of Some Speed

Opinions

ASEAN at 54: In need of Some Speed

10 August 2021

ASEAN

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Despite the plethora of criticism, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in its 54th year is …

US Urges ASEAN to Stand up to China

Opinions

US Urges ASEAN to Stand up to China

03 August 2021

China , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has made it clear the US would like to see Asean stand …

Think Tank Talent for the Future

News

Think Tank Talent for the Future

28 July 2021

Think Tank

Dubai, UAE; 28 July 2021: Global transitions shaping the future of work impact think tanks as much as many other industries, yet there has been …

Brunei's chairmanship is truly ASEAN

Opinions

Brunei's chairmanship is truly ASEAN

27 July 2021

ASEAN , Brunei Darussalam

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: By default, Brunei's Asean chairmanship has brought into the open the bloc's strengths and weaknesses for all …

Incubators and Accelerators are Key Actors of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: The E-S-I Webinar #6

Multimedia , News

Incubators and Accelerators are Key Actors of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: The E-S-I Webinar #6

22 July 2021

Entrepreneurship , Innovation and Technology , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Jakarta, 22 July 2021: Incubators and accelerators are organisations providing services to entrepreneurs to help them start, grow, and scale up their businesses: from support …

New US push: Vaccine and Mekong

Opinions

New US push: Vaccine and Mekong

20 July 2021

United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken used the special session with Asean last week to shore up …

Enhancing Food Supply Chain Resilience and Food Security in ASEAN with Digital Technologies

News

Enhancing Food Supply Chain Resilience and Food Security in ASEAN with Digital Technologies

16 July 2021

Agricultural Development , Innovation and Technology

Jakarta, 16 July 2021: Digital technologies are changing agriculture and food systems and can help governments improve the efficiency and effectiveness of existing policies …

Russia is back and it's a little bit better

Opinions

Russia is back and it's a little bit better

13 July 2021

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Make no mistake, Russia is back in Southeast Asia, the region where its former empire reigned during …

ERIA Discusses Findings of Recent OECD Economic Survey of Indonesia

News

ERIA Discusses Findings of Recent OECD Economic Survey of Indonesia

13 July 2021

OECD , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Paris/Jakarta 13 July 2021: The latest OECD Economic Survey of Indonesia notes how economic growth in the county has been severely affected by the pandemic …

Cambodian Officials Learn New Approaches to Transposition

News

Cambodian Officials Learn New Approaches to Transposition

12 July 2021

Cambodia , Capacity Building

Jakarta, 12 July 2021: The World Customs Organisation (WCO) updates the Harmonised System (HS) of tariff descriptions and classification around once in five years. As …

Can Thailand's vibrant media be self-regulated?

Opinions

Can Thailand's vibrant media be self-regulated?

06 July 2021

Media , Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Exactly 24 years ago this week, some 40-plus publishers and editors from all over Thailand came together …

Thailand Must Get its Act Together on US

Opinions

Thailand Must Get its Act Together on US

01 July 2021

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The Biden administration has made the Thai-US alliance more secure and valuable as demonstrated by the 7th Thai-US …

Three Point Pathway for Promoting Sustainable Palm Oil Production and Trade

Opinions

Three Point Pathway for Promoting Sustainable Palm Oil Production and Trade

01 July 2021

Energy , Sustainable Development Goals , Trade

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Director of Research Strategy and Innovation: Since its inception for commercial purposes in early 1900s, palm oil has been promoted …

Peer Learning Across ASEAN and India: the Case of Innovation Eco-systems and Business Creation

Multimedia , News

Peer Learning Across ASEAN and India: the Case of Innovation Eco-systems and Business Creation

30 June 2021

ASEAN , India , Innovation and Technology , Strategy and Partnership Programme , Webinar

Jakarta/Ahmedabad, 30 June 2021: Across India and ASEAN, the dynamism of local innovation ecosystems is transforming some emerging hubs into consolidated and more mature innovation …

CPTPP procrastination not an option

Opinions

CPTPP procrastination not an option

29 June 2021

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: It must be said, right from the start, that the debate on the merits and demerits of Thailand's …

Addressing CO2 Emissions in Asia: CCUS Network Launched

News

Addressing CO2 Emissions in Asia: CCUS Network Launched

29 June 2021

Energy

Jakarta, 22 June 2021: Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura, President of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), jointly with Mr Hiroshi Kajiyama, Minister of …

In the News

ERIA Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and E : Global E-commerce Partnership Gains Two New Members

23 June 2021

Note: This article was originally published in Market Screener. ERIA was mentioned. The British Standards Institution and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East-Asia …

News

Dr Osuke Komazawa Moderates Session on Barriers and Approaches to Promote Digital Inclusion at CAICT Conference

23 June 2021

Ageing Population , China , Healthcare , Innovation and Technology

Beijing, 23 June 2021: The China Academy for Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) held a conference ‘Digital Inclusion of Older People: Harnessing Digital Technologies to …

In the News

RCEP could be ratified on Jan 1: ministry

22 June 2021

Note: This article was originally published in The Phnom Penh Post. ERIA was mentioned. The Ministry of Commerce expects the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) …

Public, Private, and People Partnerships are Critical for the Success of Innovation Eco-Systems: the ERIA E-S-I #5

Multimedia , News

Public, Private, and People Partnerships are Critical for the Success of Innovation Eco-Systems: the ERIA E-S-I #5

22 June 2021

ASEAN , Innovation and Technology , SMEs , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Jakarta, 22 June 2021: Multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaborations are critical for the development of innovation eco-systems. A growing body of research shows how collaborations across …

Can We Build Back Better by Oct 15?

Opinions

Can We Build Back Better by Oct 15?

22 June 2021

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: By Oct 15, Buddha willing, Thailand will be ready to welcome visitors from abroad including domestic travellers. Last …

Efforts begin toward development of carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) in Asia

Press Releases

Efforts begin toward development of carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) in Asia

22 June 2021

Energy

‘Asia CCUS Network’ has launched: Efforts begin toward development of carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) in Asia "On 22 June, Prof Hidetoshi …

In the News

The First Asia CCUS Network Forum

22 June 2021

Energy

The First Asia CCUS Network Forum which was co-hosted by ERIA and METI Japan was covered in several media: ‘The First Asian Carbon Capture …

Global E-commerce Partnership Gains Two New Members

Press Releases

Global E-commerce Partnership Gains Two New Members

22 June 2021

E-commerce

The British Standards Institution and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East-Asia have joined the eTrade for all initiative. The UNCTAD-led eTrade for all …

Call for Proposals: Digital Government and Online Public Services: A Booster for the Digital Economy

News

Call for Proposals: Digital Government and Online Public Services: A Booster for the Digital Economy

18 June 2021

Call for Proposals , Digital Economy

Jakarta, 18 June 2021: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) is inviting research proposals for a study on ‘Digital Government and …

ASEAN, China Promote Asian Values

Opinions

ASEAN, China Promote Asian Values

15 June 2021

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: In commemorating the 30th anniversary of Asean-China relations later this year at the summit level, it is …

In the News

Agriculture, Agrifood Challenges Highlighted

13 June 2021

Note: This article was originally published in The Borneo Bulletin. Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura was quoted. Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) President …

ERIA President Delivers Keynote Speech to Brunei Darussalam Conference on Agriculture

News

ERIA President Delivers Keynote Speech to Brunei Darussalam Conference on Agriculture

12 June 2021

Agricultural Development , Brunei Darussalam

Bandar Seri Begawan, 12 June 2021: Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura, President of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) delivered a keynote speech …

End India meat ban: envoy

10 June 2021

Note: This article was originally published in The Phnom Penh Post. ERIA was mentioned. The Indian embassy in Phnom Penh has called on the Kingdom …

Vaccine Aid: US Catches up with China

Opinions

Vaccine Aid: US Catches up with China

08 June 2021

COVID-19

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Strange as it may seem, vaccine diplomacy could cure US-China relations and improve their herd immunity against …

Identifying Policy Responses to Unlock the Lockdown in Cambodia

News

Identifying Policy Responses to Unlock the Lockdown in Cambodia

08 June 2021

Cambodia , Capacity Building

Cambodia, 8 June 2021: Hosted jointly by the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce, ERIA’s Capacity Building Programme held an online workshop on ‘Unlocking the Lockdown: Alignment …

In the News

Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan mull FTA talks

07 June 2021

Note: This article was originally published in The Phnom Penh Post. ERIA was mentioned. Cambodia and Kyrgyzstan are exploring the possibility of launching formal negotiations …

In the News

UNFPA and Japan commit to “leaving no one behind” in COVID-19 response

04 June 2021

Note: This article was originally published in Biometric Update. Dr Fauziah Zen was quoted. Jakarta, 4 June 2021 – The Government of Japan supports …

Leaving No One Behind: COVID-19 Responses for Vulnerable Women and Older Persons in Indonesia

News

Leaving No One Behind: COVID-19 Responses for Vulnerable Women and Older Persons in Indonesia

03 June 2021

COVID-19 , Webinar

Jakarta, 3 June 2021: More than a year has passed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and it is well documented that its effects …

News

Call for Proposals: The Development of MSMEs in Eastern Indonesia

01 June 2021

Call for Proposals , Indonesia

Jakarta, 1 June 2021: COVID-19 has brought terrible impacts to the World’s Economy. The Indonesian Economy is experiencing recession and the MSME sector was shaken …

In the News

Potential for Circular Economy to Drive ASEAN Economic Growth

31 May 2021

Note: This article was originally published in Biometric Update. Mr Koji Hachiyama was quoted. A circular economy is an economic concept that prioritises …

In the News

Searca tapped to craft ASEAN guidelines on use of digital tech in food, agri sector

30 May 2021

Note: This article was originally published in Business Mirror. ERIA was mentioned. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) …

In the News

With China on the backfoot in the perception war, India needs to step up its game in Africa

29 May 2021

Note: This article was originally published in Social News. ERIA's research was featured. New Delhi, May 29: The slowing Chinese investments amid rising fear …

ERIA’s Special Advisor on Healthcare and Long-term Care Policy Participated at BKKBN Ambassador Talk with Embassy of Japan

News

ERIA’s Special Advisor on Healthcare and Long-term Care Policy Participated at BKKBN Ambassador Talk with Embassy of Japan

27 May 2021

Healthcare

Jakarta, 27 May 2021: BKKBN Ambassador Talks with Ambassador of Japan to Indonesia was held as a new program initiated by Centre for International Training …

The Evolving Role of Women Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Disruptors: The Fourth E-S-I Webinar

Multimedia , News

The Evolving Role of Women Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Disruptors: The Fourth E-S-I Webinar

27 May 2021

Entrepreneurship , Innovation and Technology , Start-up , Strategy and Partnership Programme

Jakarta, 27 May 2021: The fourth episode of ERIA’s Entrepreneurship, Start-Up, and Innovation (E-S-I) webinar series with the theme ‘The Evolving Role of Women Entrepreneurs, …

In the News

ASEAN to Receive $10bn Decarbonization Support from Japan

26 May 2021

Note: This article was originally published in Nikkei Asia. ERIA was mentioned. Japan is preparing to launch a new initiative aimed at helping the 10-member …

Thailand Tightens Information Law

Opinions

Thailand Tightens Information Law

25 May 2021

Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: In September 1997 Thailand became the first country in ASEAN to enact a freedom of information law. …

ASEAN-Japan Business Week: Toward Innovative and Sustainable Growth

Multimedia , News

ASEAN-Japan Business Week: Toward Innovative and Sustainable Growth

24 May 2021

ASEAN , Japan

Tokyo, 24 May 2021: Southeast Asia has always been at the heart of the international business for many Japanese companies, and it has become even …

Give Peace a Chance to End Myanmar Crisis

Opinions

Give Peace a Chance to End Myanmar Crisis

24 May 2021

Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: As the Myanmar quagmire enters a fourth month, it is clear that all protagonists are still entertaining …

Identifying Policy Gaps to Undertake Structural Transformation in Lao PDR

News

Identifying Policy Gaps to Undertake Structural Transformation in Lao PDR

19 May 2021

Capacity Building , Lao PDR

Vientiane, 19 May 2021: Hosted jointly by the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Centre for Development Policy Research (CDR) of Lao PDR, ERIA’s Capacity Building …

ASEAN must Engage with US, China

Opinions

ASEAN must Engage with US, China

18 May 2021

ASEAN , China , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: On 24 April at the Asean Leaders' Meeting in Jakarta, the Asean chair, Sultan Hassan Bolkiah, instructed foreign …

What Will India’s Post-COVID Recovery Look Like?

Opinions

What Will India’s Post-COVID Recovery Look Like?

17 May 2021

COVID-19

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Energy Economist: Since the beginning of 2020, India has reported more than 25 million COVID cases, bringing the country’s …

In the News

The Filipino Elderly are Left Behind

13 May 2021

Note: This article was originally published in ABS CBN News. ERIA's research was mentioned. After the launching of a community pantry resulted in crowd chaos …

Implications of New Draft Law on NGOs

Opinions

Implications of New Draft Law on NGOs

11 May 2021

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Thailand's long-standing business-as-usual approach to local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and international non-governmental organisations (INGOs), will soon be …

In the News

What is ‘carbon trading’ in Hong Kong, and How do Renewable Energy Certificates Work Under 2050 net-zero Emissions Target

06 May 2021

Note: This article was originally published in South China Morning Post. ERIA’s research was cited. Hong Kong introduced a scheme for trading renewable energy certificates …

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