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About Us

Basic Vision of the One Asia Foundation

One Asia Foundation aims to contribute to the establishment of Asian Community in the future. To this purpose, our Foundation carries out or supports various activities which will stimulate a common sense of values among Asian people through economic, educational, cultural exchanges as well as citizens’ good-will meetings to deepen their mutual understanding. The target of these activities is to create a rich, peaceful and secure Asian Community where people can live together each holding their own dreams and hopes, which will result in global peace and security.

We witnessed the birth of the European Union (EU). It has now developed into a community uniting twenty-seven countries and more than 500 million people working together for mutual harmony and mutual benefits. The EU pursues a course of coexistence assuming and respecting cultural diversity among member nations. Its plan of action can be a model of other such unification movements in the 21st century for those who are going to live in a multiethnic and multicultural society negating conventional ties with historical “nations”.

Until now, we, as an incorporated nonprofit organization, have built up various friendly cooperative activities including cross-border good-will meetings of citizens. Our aim is to help formation of a community of over 40 countries and more than 4.4 billion people, over half of the population of the world, in Asia in the near future. Such a community will include Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia and Central Asia. As a newly formed juridical foundation, we will continue similar but more energetic activities to expand a network of like-minded people in an attempt to attain our goal.

Today, in politics, economics, culture and various other fields, Asia is one of the prominent regions in the world spotlight. While the societies of Asia share significant historical and social characteristics and affinities, they are also diverse and have many different aspects. It cannot be denied that, in its modern and contemporary history, Asia has not yet succeeded in transcending national borders.

However, the advancement of globalization and the development of information technology are bringing about a drastic change in the social order, in our judgment of values and even in our pattern of behavior. In fact, we are experiencing, in Asia, the establishment and deepening of cross-border collaborative relationships not only in the fields of politics, economics and culture but in many other realms. Under such a great change of the Asian and the worldwide tendency of the times, we firmly believe that our Foundation’s purpose to create Asian Community and our Foundation’s activity to advance this purpose are certain to make a valuable contribution to ensure a lasting peace, security and development for Asia and the world.

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