On August 27, H.E. Kazuo Sunaga, Ambassador of Japan to ASEAN, attended the Launching Event for Autism Mapping Project in the ASEAN Region held at ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta. The government of Japan supports this project through Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). Ambassador Sunaga welcomed the launch of this project and expressed his hope that the project would contribute to the promotion and protection of the rights and empowerment of people with autism in the ASEAN region. The ceremony was attended by H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Dr. Tej Bunnag, Chairman of APCD Executive board, H.E. Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee, Deputy Secretary General of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community and Permanent Representatives of ASEAN Member States.