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In order to communicate the outcome of the program, to exchange and share ideas with non-Asian counterparts, and to expand the ALFP network in and beyond the region, various publications are issued.

ALFP Brochure (digital version)

This is the digital version of the ALFP brochure “Sharing Asia’s Experience for the Future of the World”—which traces the history of the ALFP from 1996 to 2019.

P1 Preface
P2 About ALFP
P3 A Brief History of ALFP
P4 Roundtable Talk: Intellectual Exchange in Asia—The History and Significance of the ALFP
      (with Ogawa Tadashi, Tanami Tatsuya, Lee Jong Won, and Takenaka Chiharu)
P18 The Thinking of Asian Public Intellectuals Today: Reuniting with the Asia Leadership Fellows (contributed by Ogawa Tadashi)
P27 Fellows’ Voices
P30 List of ALFP Fellows
P32 Number of ALFP Fellows by Country/Region

By looking back on the ALFP’s activities for the past quarter century and reviewing both the significance and remaining challenges of the program, we hope to lay a foundation for the further development of cultural exchange in Asia.


Sharing Asia’s Experience for the Future of the World (PDF)

Proceedings of the ALFP Special Symposium

This is the proceedings of the ALFP special symposium held on February 6, 2013.
You can also find a summary of the symposium as well as the profiles’ of the speakers here.

[Panel 1]
New Politics and Civil Society in Asia

[Panel 2]
The Future of Asia, the World and Humanity from Japan after 3.11

[Panel Discussion]
Challenges and Possibilities of ALFP: What Can Civil Society in Asia Do for the Next Decade?

The Future of Civil Society in Asia (PDF)

The Community of Asia: Concept or Reality?

Selected writings by the ALFP fellows were edited into book form and published in May 2006. The book consists of five chapters:

1) Rethinking Asia as a Community;
2) Governance, Democracy and Human Rights;
3) Markets, Development and Happiness;
4) Memory, Religion and Culture; and
5) Public Intellectuals in a Changing Asia.

In each chapter the fellows address the various questions and explorations that have resonated among them over the past ten years. It is hoped that the fellows’ critical discourse in search of the betterment of Asia, emblematic of the richness of Asia’s intellectual resources, as well represented in the ALFP network, will be disseminated throughout the region and the rest of the world through this publication.

Fellows’Reports (2013-)

*Reports of the Fellows from 1996-2011 can be found in the ALFP Program Reports above.


Samrat Choudhury (India)
From Fluidity to Rigidity: Borders, Identities, and Perils of Postmodern Angst

Aziz Ali Dad (Pakistan)
The Nation and Marginal Imagination

Asmin Fransiska (Indonesia)
Indonesia Challenges in Natural Disaster Context: Mental Health Protection from Human Rights Perspectives

Lydia Lubon (Malaysia)
Making an Impact through Non-Fiction Film

Alongkot Maiduang (Thailand)
Moving Images as a Means to Communicate
 across Borders

Sawanishi Mikiko (Japan)
The United Nations’ Grassroots Democracy Promotion in Asia: Global, Local, and Regional

Sun Dong (China)
Is There a Way Out?—the possible reconciliation between conflicting ideas

Silot Uon (Cambodia)
Cambodia and the Image of Plural Asias


Hatano Ayako (Japan)
Hate Speech and Human Rights in Globalized Society

Fazal Khaliq (Pakistan)
Seeking Our Common Cultural Heritage in Asia: How I Developed My Vision for the Future

Sudirman Nasir (Indonesia)
We Should Anticipate an Aging Population in Asia: An Indonesian Perspective

Smita M. Patil (India)
Caste and Gender Debates in India

Phan Thanh Duc (Vietnam)
Changes in Higher Education: Together We Create the Perspective of Our Future

Saroj Srisai (Thailand)
Lessons Learned from Disaster Management in Southeast Asia: Transboundary Haze Pollution and Way Forward

Wang Xin (China)
Lead, not Feed


Fujioka Emiko (Japan)
In the Aftermath of Fukushima: Searching for Diversities and True Harmony in Japanese Society

Amran Hossain (Bangladesh)
Lessons from ALFP 2016: Secular Religious Practices and Common Visions in Asia

Lee Taeho (Korea)
A Greeting from Fukushima: Annyeonghaseyo? (Ogenkidesuka?)

Phan Ngoc Diem Han (Vietnam)
The Rise of Asia: Ambition and Division

Kumar Sundaram (India)
Citizens Protests in India and Japan: The Commons Are Rising to Defend and Expand Democratic Spaces

Criselda Yabes (Philippines)
Islands and Territories: How Do We Shape Our Sovereignty?

Ayang Utriza Yakin (Indonesia)
Halal Food, Identity, and Authority in Japan


Arulanantham Sarveswaran (Sri Lanka)
Role of Japan in Peacebuilding in Asia with Special Reference to Sri Lanka

Jaideep Hardikar (India)
The Many Working Worlds Within

Saranarat Kanjanavanit (Thailand)
Connecting to Nature for Resilient Urban Society

Karen Lai Yu Lee (Malaysia)
Common Problems, Diverse Solutions: Emergent Themes and Reflections from ALFP 2015

Nomura Mai (Japan)
Emotional Intelligence — Key to Enrich Society

Dinah Roma (Philippines)
Narrating Our Cultural Commons

Harry Surjadi (Indonesia)
Japan and Indonesia — Connecting the Communities

Yin Shuxi (China)
The Spiritual Linkage in Asia


Vishalache Balakrishnan (Malaysia)
Ensuring the Sustainability of Growth and Development through Education: Case Studies based on 2014 ALFP Program in Japan

Lee Wonjae (Korea)
Generations after Growth and Development

Sikder Monoare Murshed (Bangladesh)
Democracy and Minority Rights in Bangladesh

Nguyen Viet Khoi (Vietnam)
The Strategic Role of Asian Countries in the Global Value Chains

Ambeth R. Ocampo (Philippines)
Reflections on Meaning and History, the Philippines and Japan

Mallika Shakya (Nepal)
Revisiting (Post)-Development Discourse in Nepal: Turbulent Textile and Garment Industry as a Case Study


Nelia G. Balgoa (Philippines)
Retracing Filipino International Migration: Interrogating Feminization, Human Agency and Transnational Spaces

Imata Katsuji (Japan)
Strategy for Mainstreaming an Alternative Growth Model

Lwin Lwin Mon (Myanmar)
Multicultural Coexistence in Japan

Zubair Torwali (Pakistan)
Pakistan: A Society in Perpetual Turmoil