e-ASIA JRP

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1. Objectives

The e-ASIA Joint Research Program (e-ASIA JRP) is an international joint initiative by public funding organizations in the East Asia Summit member countries*. With a central focus on the Southeast Asian region, the e-ASIA JRP cofunding mechanism aims to strengthen regional research and development capabilities and resolve common challenges in the region. Through the e-ASIA JRP platform participating funding organizations each play an equal role in promoting international multilateral joint research and research exchanges, with three or more research teams each receiving support from the funding organizations in their respective countries.

The e-ASIA JRP was inaugurated in June 2012 with the participation of 9-member funding organizations from 8 countries including JST. To pursue the objectives, the e-ASIA JRP focuses on regional relevance of research, mutual benefits/synergy from joint research and the effectiveness of exchanges. Through activities such as joint calls for research proposals, joint workshops for network building among researchers, and information exchange on S&T policies etc., the e-ASIA JRP proactively promotes multilateral research cooperation in the region.

*The East Asia Summit member nations: 10 ASEAN member nations, Japan, Australia, China, India, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea and United States*

e-ASIA JRP Website

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Member Organizations

Member Organizations

Guest Partner

Member Organizations

Field of Cooperation

Materials (Nanotechnology), Alternative Energy, Agriculture (Food), Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Advanced Interdisciplinary Research towards Innovation, Environment (Climate Change, Marine Science), Health Research

  • Materials (Nanotechnology)
    Materials (Nanotechnology)
  • Alternative Energy
    Alternative Energy
  • Agriculture (Food)
    Agriculture (Food)
  • Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
    Disaster Risk Reduction and
    Management
  • Advanced Interdisciplinary Research towards Innovation
    Advanced Interdisciplinary
    Research towards Innovation
  • Environment (Climate Change, Marine Science)
    Environment (Climate Change,
    Marine Science)
  • Health Research(Infectious Diseases,Cancer)
    Health Research
    (Infectious Diseases, Cancer)
    ※Japanese activities in the field of "Health Research"
    under the e-ASIA JRP is currently covered
    by Japan Research and Development Agency (AMED).

2. Introduction of PO

Materials (Nanotechnology):Teruo KISHI, Ph.D., Advisor Emeritas, National Institute for Materials Science

> Agriculture (Food):Makie KOKUBUN, Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University

> Alternative Energy:Makie KOKUBUN, Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University

Disaster Risk Reduction and Management:Yoshimori HONKURA, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology

> Advanced Interdisciplinary Research towards Innovation:Dr. Haruo Takeda, Hitachi., Ltd., Research & Development Group, General Manager

3. Related Workshops

Related Workshops
Month/YearPlaceDescription
Oct 2018 Tokyo 2nd Workshop on "Strategy for Conservation and Utilization of Animal Genetic Resources in Asia"
Mar 2018 Bangkok Workshop on "Strategy for genetic conservation and utilization of endangered or indigenous/native animal species in Asia"
Oct 2016 Vientiane Workshop on "Green and Renewable Energy Technology for Sustainable Enviroment"
Jan 2016 Tokyo Workshop on "Green and Bio Nanotechnology for Innovative Materials System"
Oct 2015 Thailand Science Park e-ASIA JRP Project Workshop Final Report on "Material / Nanotechnology" "Plant Science" Projects
Apr 2015 Manila e-ASIA JRP x J-RAPID Workshop on "Disaster Risk Reduction and Management"
Dec 2014 Tokyo 2nd Workshop on "Intelligent Infrastructure"
Feb 2014 Bangladesh e-ASIA JRP Science Talk on "Infectious Diseases" (as a side event of the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program 16th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Pacific Rim)
Dec 2013 Yangon Workshop on "Intelligent Infrastructure"
Aug 2013 Vientiane Workshop on "Renewable Energy"
Jun 2013 Jakarta Workshop on "Disaster Prevention"
Mar 2013 Singapore e-ASIA JRP Science Talk on "Infectious Diseases" (as a side event of the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program 15th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Pacific Rim)
Dec 2012 Singapore Symposium on "Infectious Diseases", "Disaster Prevention" and "Advanced Interdisciplinary Research towards Innovation"

5. Currently in Cooperation

※○ : Lead Principal Investigator

Alternative Energy (Bioenergy)

>Period:FY2019~FY2021

Alternative Energy (Bioenergy)
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leaders in the Overseas
Integrated biorefinery of sugarcane trash
○ Takashi Watanabe, Director, Professor,
Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH), Kyoto University
(Thailand) Verawat Champreda, Research Unit Leader,
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
(Indonesia) Euis Hermiati, Group Leader,
Research Center for Biomaterials, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)
(Lao PDR) Keonakhone Khounvilay, Division Head,
Chemical Engineering Division, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Laos
Development of algal bioenergy systems for green and sustainable ASEAN region
○ Armando Quitain, Professor,
College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies, Kumamoto University
(Thailand) Suttichai Assabumrungrat, Professor,
Department of Chemical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University
(Philippines) Raymond Tan, Professor,
Center for Engineering and Sustainable Development Research, De La Salle University
(Indonesia) Siti Zullaikah, Assistant Professor,
Department of Chemical Engineering, INSTITUT TEKNOLOGI SEPULUH NOPEMBER

Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (Torrential Rainfall, Associated Flood and Land Slide)

>Period:FY2017~FY2020

Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (Torrential Rainfall, Associated Flood and Land Slide)
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leaders in the Overseas
Establishment of a landslide monitoring and prediction system
○ Akihiko Wakai, Professor,
Graduate School of Science and Technology, Gunma University
(Thailand) Jessada Karnjana, Researcher,
Advanced Automation and Electronics Research Unit, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC)
(Vietnam) Hung Hoang-Viet, Associate Professor,
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Thuyloi University of Vietnam
Informational system for management of flood and land slide disaster areas using a distributed heterogeneous robotic team
Fumitoshi Matsuno, Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Science, Kyoto University
(Russia) ○ Kornsorn Srikulnath, Professor,
Higher School of Information Technology and Intelligent Systems, Kazan Federal University
(Thailand) Jackrit Suthakorn, Professor,
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Mahidol University

Materials (Nanotechnology)

>Period:FY2017~FY2020

Materials (Nanotechnology)
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leaders in the Overseas
Development of Nano-visualization for Structural Analyses of Genetic Materials and Early Infection Process for Further Innovation of Functional Bio-nanotechnology
○ Kiichi Fukui, Guest Professor,
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University
(Thailand) Kornsorn Srikulnath, Assistant Professor,
Department of Genetics, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University
(Vietnam) Quoc Bao Nguyen, Lecturer,
Research Institute for Biotechnology and Environment, Nong Lam University

Advanced Interdisciplinary Research towards Innovation "Intelligent Infrastructure for Energy"

Period:FY2017~FY2020

Advanced Interdisciplinary Research towards Innovation "Intelligent Infrastructure for Energy"
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leaders in the Overseas
Research of Expandable Cluster-based Energy Infrastructure in e-Asia Countries
○ Yosuke Nakanishi, Professor,
Graduate School of Environment and Energy Engineering, Waseda University
(Thailand) Udom Lewlomphaisarl, Unit Director,
Advanced Automation and Electronics Research Unit, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC)
(Philippines) Noel Estoperez, Professor,
Department of Electrical Engineering, Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology
(Indonesia) Abraham Lomi, Professor,
Research Center of Renewable Energy, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Malang

Alternative Energy "Bioenergy"

Period:FY2017~FY2019

Alternative Energy
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leaders in the Overseas
Feasibility Study on Social Implementation of Bioenergy in East Asia
○ Masahumi Katsuta, Director,
Environmental Research Institute, Waseda University
(Thailand) Paritud Bhandhubanyong, Executive Director,
Panyapiwat Institute of Management
(Vietnam) Tuan Le Anh, School of Transportation Engineering,
Hanoi University of Science and Technology
(Indonesia) Anugerah Widiyanto, Head of Technology Incubators,
Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology
(Myanmar) Ei Ei Htwe, Associate Professor,
Department of Research and Innovation, Ministry of Education
(Lao P.D.R.) Bounmy Keohavong, Director,
Souphanouvong University
Development of New Processes with Thermotolerant Microbes for Bio-refinery Including Biofuels
○ Mamoru Yamada, Professor,
Graduate School of Sciences and Technology for Innovation, Yamaguchi University
(Thailand) Savitree Limtong, Professor,
Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University
(Indonesia) Anton Muhibuddin, Assistant Professor,
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Brawijaya
(Lao P.D.R.) Somchanh Bounphanmy, Associate Professor,
Faculty of Natural Science, National University of Laos

Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

Period:FY2016~FY2019

Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leaders in the Overseas
Development of Information Gathering and Utilization Systems using small UAV for Disaster Risk Assessment, Monitoring and Response
○ Hiroshi Inoue, Principal Senior Researcher,
National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED)
(Philippines) Bartolome C. Bautista, Deputy Director,
Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)
(Indonesia) Eko Yulianto, Director,
Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Research Center for Geotechnology
(Thailand) Wutthiphat Covanich, Researcher,
National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC)
(Vietnam) Bui Quang Hung, Director,
Vietnam National University-University of Engineering and Technology
Monitoring and prediction of extreme weather using lightning detection network and micro-satellites
○ Yukihiro Takahashi, Professor,
Hokkaido University
(Indonesia) Tri Handoko Seto, Director,
National Laboratory for Weather Modification Technology (BB-TMC), Indonesia Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPP Teknologi)
(Philippines) Joel J. Marciano, Acting Director,
Department of Science and Technology - Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI)

Advanced Interdisciplinary Research towards Innovation "Intelligent Infrastructure for Transportation"

Period:FY2016~FY2019

Advanced Interdisciplinary Research towards Innovation
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leaders in the Overseas
IITSL: Intelligent Integrated Transport for Smart Life
○ Kenji Doi, Professor,
Osaka University
(Thailand) Wasan Pattara-atikom, Principal Researcher,
National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) Thailand
(Philippines) Alexis Fillone, Associate Professor,
De La Salle University

6. Finished Projects

Infectious Diseases

Period:FY2015~FY2017

The 3 projects were transferred to AMED from 2015.

Infectious Diseases
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leaders in the Overseas
An integrated research for the development of a scheme to control emerging vector-borne viral diseases in Asia
○ Ken Maeda, Professor,
Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Yamaguchi University
(U.S.)Hideki Ebihara, Principal Investigator and Unit Chief,
Molecular Virology and Host-Pathogen Interaction Unit, Laboratory of Virology, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health(NIH)
(Indonesia)Srihadi Agungpriyono, Professor and Dean,
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bogor Agricultural University
(Thailand)Worawut Rerkamnuaychoke, Dean,
Faculty of Veterinary Technology, Kasetsart University
(Philippines)Emmanuel T. Baltazar, Professor,
College of Veterinary Medicine, Central Mindanao University
Development of an innovative diagnostic system against liver fluke infection in Southeast Asian countries
○ Hisashi Narimatsu, Senior Invited Researcher and Professor,
Glycomedicine Technology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
(Thailand)Sopit Wongkham, Professor,
Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University
(Lao PDR)Bounthome Samountry, Professor,
Faculty of Basic Sciences, University of Health Sciences
Antigenicity to humans and gene polymorphism of the new malaria vaccine candidate, TAM (Trans-amidase like molecule) of Asian malaria
○ Kenji Hirayama, Professor,
Institute of Tropical Medicine (NEKKEN), Nagasaki University
(Myanmar)Tin Maung Hlaing, Director,
Medical Research Centre
(Philippines)Mario Jiz, Department Chair,
Immunology Department, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM)

Period:FY2015~FY2017

The 1 project was transferred to AMED from 2015.

感染症分野
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leaders in the Overseas
Evaluation of the pandemic potential of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses circulating in Indonesia
○ Prof. Yoshihiro Kawaoka,
Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo
(Indonesia)Prof. Chairul A. Nidom,
Avian Influenza Research Center, Universitas Airlangga
(U.S.)Prof. Gabriele Neumann,
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Period:FY2013~FY2016

The 2 projects were transferred to AMED from 2015.

感染症分野
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leaders in the Overseas
International Study on Pulmonary Diseases Infected with Influenza Virus and Mycobacterium tuberculosis (to e-ASIA JRP Website)
○ Kazuo Suzuki, Director General,
Institute of Asia International Infectious Disease Control, Teikyo University
(Vietnam)Dr. Phung Thi Bich Thuy, Head,
Department of Biomolecular Research for Infectious Disease, National Hospital of Pediatrics
(Philippines)Jaime Montoya, Professor,
University of the Philippines College of Medicine
Comprehensive study on virus quasi-species and vascular permeability factors in severe dengue infection in humans for innovative epidemic and clinical managements opens in new window (to e-ASIA JRP Website)
○ Futoshi Hasebe, Professor,
Center for International Collaborative Research, Nagasaki University
(Vietnam)Dr. Thi Quynh Mai Le, Head,
Department of Virology, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology
(Philippines)Dr. Filipinas F. Natividad, Vice President,
Research and Biotechnology Division, St. Luke's Medical Center
(Cambodia)Muth Sinuon, Deputy-Director and Program Manager,
Helminth at National Centre for Parasitology Entomology and Malaria Control / MOH
(Vietnam)Nguyen Thu Huong, Vice Chief of Department,
National Institute of Malaria, Parasitology and Entomology, MOH, Vietnam

Materials (Nanotechnology)

Period:FY2014~FY2017

Materials (Nanotechnology)
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leaders in the Overseas
Development of Functional Nanocarbon-Based Catalysts for Biomass Conversion Processes
○ Tetsuya Kida, Professor,
Kumamoto University
(Thailand) Artiwan Shotipruk, Associate Professor,
Chulalongkorn University
(Philippines) Joseph Auresenia, Professor,
De La Salle University-Manila

Nanotechnology and Materials

Period:FY2012~FY2015

Nanotechnology and Materials
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leaders in the Overseas
Corrosion Mapping of Structural Materials in Asian Area with Understanding Effects of Environmental Factors
○ Tadashi Shinohara, Group Leader,
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
(Vietnam) Hong Lien Le, Director,
Institute of Materials Science (IMS), VAST
(Thailand) Amnuaysak Chianpairot, Researcher,
National Metals and Materials Technology Center (MTEC), NSTDA
Plasmonic Bio-Sensor for Detecting Serious Diseases in Southeast Asia
○ Kazushi Miki, Group Leader,
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
(Vietnam) Quang Liem Nguyen, Director General,
Institute of Materials Science (IMS), VAST
(Thailand) Tararaj Dharakul, Senior Advisor and Lab Head,
National Nanotechnology Centre (NANOTEC), NSTDA

Biomass and Plant Science

Period:FY2012~FY2015

Agriculture (Food)
TitleResearch Leader in Japan Research Leaders in the Overseas
Advancement of Asian Cassava Molecular Breeding by Cutting-edge Technologies
○ Motoaki Seki, Team Leader,
RIKEN Plant Science Centre
(Vietnam) Ham Huy Le, Director,
Institute of Agricultural Genetics (AGI)
(Thailand) Jarunya Narangajavana, Associate Professor,
Mahidol University, Faculty of Science