IWPL 07 - Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Look East Policy
Date : 14 March 2022
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ISTAC-WORLD PROFESSORIAL LECTURE IN COMMERORATION OF THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LOOK EAST POLICY
In Conjunction with the 36th IIUM Convocation Ceremony
About the Look East Policy
Since the Malaysian government adopted the Look East Policy (LEP) in 1982, aiming at social and economic development in Malaysia through learning from Japan, over 26,000 promising Malaysian youth have come to Japan for study and training. They have been active in the frontlines in various fields back in Malaysia, playing an important role as a bridge to connect the two countries.
Under the cooperation between the two governments, the fruit of the LEP is not just limited to Malaysians who study in Japan. It has expanded to include development of infrastructure and human resource and resulted in Malaysia’s economic growth and prosperity.
The 40th anniversary is a great opportunity to publicize the significant roles the LEP has played and to encourage the Japanese and Malaysians to go hand-in-hand toward the future in promoting their mutual understanding and friendly cooperation in various fields.
ARTICLE FROM THE EMBASSY OF JAPAN IN MALAYSIA
List of events commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Look East Policy
The lecture can be accessed here and full text of IWPL 07 by HE Abe Shinzo can be downloaded here