ASEAN Research Platform Annual Meeting FY 2019

Date: February 12, 2020
Venue: Middle sized meeting room, 3F, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building, Kyoto University

ASEAN Research Platform is an innovative transdisciplinary initiative, launched by CSEAS in 2017. The Platform aims to promote a dialogue between academic and non-academic stakeholders, and encourage transformative research on the ASEAN region. By bringing together scholars, scientists, engineers, and representatives from local government, business community and civil society in ASEAN and Japan, we forge new relationships and share insights as well as expertise to address specific issues and needs. Partnership with local researchers, practitioners and stakeholders is critical for the Platform to ensure the relevance and sustainability of knowledge produced. In this annual meeting, we review the activities and progress of the past year, and discuss focus and priorities of the Platform for the next fiscal year.


Registration: 9.45 –
Morning coffee

Moderator: Julie Ann Delos Reyes
Part 1: JAPAN-ASEAN Transdisciplinary Studies
10.00 – 10.05 Yoko Hayami (CSEAS)
Opening Remarks

10.05 – 10.15 Noboru Ishikawa (CSEAS)
“ASEAN Research Platform: A Dialogue between Academic and Non-academic Stakeholders”

10.15 – 10.25 Shoichiro Hara (CSEAS)
“Glocal Information Platform for Transdisciplinary Area Studies”

Moderator: Julie Ann Delos Reyes
Part 2: ASEAN Local Initiative
10.25 – 10.55 Seto Priyambodo (Mataram University), Ryota Sakamoto (CSEAS)
“Health Protection from Mercury Poisoning in Artisanal Gold Mining in West Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia”

10.55 – 11.05 Q & A

11.05 – 11.35 Milena Rangel (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Julius Bautista (CSEAS), Andrey Damaledo (CSEAS)
“Timor-Leste and ASEAN relations: Prospects and Challenges”

11.35 – 11.45 Q & A

Lunch Break 11.45 – 13.30

13.30 – 14.00 Ian A. Navarrete (Southern Leyte State University), Mario I Lopez (CSEAS) “Biophysical Characteristics and Management of Degraded Uplands in Southern Leyte, Philippines”

14.00 – 14.10 Q & A

14.10 – 14.40 Irendra Radjawali (The Partnership for Governance Reform), Masaaki Okamoto (CSEAS)
“Flying Drone for Social Transformation from Below in Local Indonesia”

14.40 – 14.50 Q & A

Tea Break 14.50 – 15.00

Moderator: Noboru Ishikawa
Part 3: Next Generation Program
15.00 – 15.30 Julie Ann Delos Reyes (CSEAS)
“The Political Ecology of Energy Transition: Lock-ins, Regime Change and Prospects for Coal Phase Out in the Philippine Electricity Sector”

15.30 – 15.40 Q & A

Reception 15:50 – 17:00 (Small Sized Meeting Room Ⅱ)



We are ready to provide child care service (child care room with a babysitter) during the seminar for participants with small children. If you are interested in using this service, please apply online ( by January 31st.