ASEAN Japan TV Festival

18 September 2015


Courtesy of the ASEAN Secretariat

The ASEAN-Japan Television Festival was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 9 to 12 September. The event was organised by the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia and implemented by Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) and Broadcast Program Expert Association of Japan (BEAJ), with the support from the ASEAN Secretariat; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan and Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan.

The event was supported by the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) as well as by “J-Lop+” with the aim to deepen mutual understanding through between ASEAN and Japan, raise awareness of the ASEAN Community and promote “Cool Japan” through broadcast programmes.

The opening ceremony on 9 September was attended by Mr Mabito Yoshida, Deputy Director-General of the Information and Communications Policy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan; Mr AKP Mochtan, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Community and Corporate Affairs; Mr Jailani Johari, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, Malaysia; and representatives of ASEAN and Japanese broadcast stations. On 9 and 10 September about 200 participants from ASEAN and Japanese broadcasting stations attended discussion sessions that covered various fields such as ASEAN-Japan coproduction, programme exchanges and broadcasting technology. On 11 September an exhibition on broadcast programmes and technology was held with the participants of more than 30 broadcasting stations and organizations from ASEAN and Japan. Programmes in 4K ultra high-definition television were screened during the exhibition. On 12 September the ASEAN-Japan Television Festival Public Event was held at the Berjaya Times Square. At the event, ASEAN and Japanese actors, actresses, news anchors introduced broadcast programmes from Japan and each ASEAN Member State and held mini concerts in order to raise awareness of the establishment of the ASEAN Community. The Festival was broadcasted in Malaysia and many other ASEAN countries.

In line with the vision statement of the ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation which was adopted in 2013, Japan will continue to promote exchanges of people between ASEAN and Japan through various activities on culture and art.

J-Lop+: Japanese Government Subsidy for Localization & Promotion of Japanese Visual Media (Implemented by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)