Asia Network

The Asahi Shimbun Asia Network (AAN) is a think tank that aims to promote information and human exchange in Asia. One of its major activities is to organize a network of scholars, researchers and journalists who exchange their ideas on pressing themes that are indispensable for mutual understanding in Asia, including annual international symposia. The AAN also invites young to mid-career reporters from major Asian newspapers to Japan and supports them in their Japanese studies and reporting activities.
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Dispatches from AAN Latest articles by AAN researchers

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Column Views on current events in Asia

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Asian reporters view Articles by Asian guest reporters with AAN

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At a Glance Compilations of all AAN reports, symposium summaries, and so on

Annual reports Reports and policy proposals based on joint research by Asahi Shimbun reporters and scholars

  • Report 2001  Comprehensive research on "Stability and Progress in Northeast Asia" and "New Age of Migration in Asia
  • Report 2000  Comprehensive research on "Cooperative Security in Northeast Asia" and "Japan's Role in Asia's Economic Revival"

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