[Terminated Program] Asia Leadership Fellow Program (ALFP)


The Asia Leadership Fellow Program (ALFP) was a joint program of the International House of Japan (I-House) and the Japan Foundation launched in 1996 for the purpose of creating a network of public intellectuals deeply rooted in and committed to civil society in Asia. The ALFP provided selected leaders in Asia with an opportunity to reside for two months at the International House of Japan and engage in collaborative activities and dialogue—until the long history of this fellowship program came to a close in 2018. During Fiscal 2018 and 2019, the ALFP instituted follow-up activities, including lecture series and an e-magazine, involving some of the past fellows to share the fruits of the program over the last two decades with a wider audience.

*This program is separate from the “Asia Leaders Fellowship” launched in 2023 under the International House of Japan.

The ALFP official website is closed as of April 2021, but the contents are available on the Japan Foundation Asia Center archive page.


The ALFP brochure is now available online
[ALFP Lecture Series]
Documentary Filmmaking in Asia: Hopes and Challenges
[ALFP Lecture Series / APYLP Joint Session]
Religion in Asia: A Possible Role for Peacebuilding


ALFP Secretariat
c/o Program Department
International House of Japan
5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
TEL: 03-3470-3211 (Mon.-Fri., 9:00 am-5:00 pm)
FAX: 03-3470-3170