The 5th ASEM Conference on Counter-Terrorism was held in Tokyo, Japan on 15-16th May, 2007. The conference was to follow up and to further build on the results of previous ASEM Conferences on Counter-Terrorism held in Beijing (2003), in Berlin (2004), in Semarang (2005) and in Copenhagen (2006) guided by the ASEM Copenhagen Declaration on Cooperation against International Terrorism adopted at ASEM 4 in 2002.

Participants were representatives from ASEM partners as well as relevant counter terrorism institutions; The International Law Enforcement Academy-Bangkok (ILEA Bangkok), The Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC), The South East Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT), the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UNCTED), and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The conference was chaired by H.E. Mr. Akio Suda, Ambassador in charge of International Counter-Terrorism Cooperation, Japan, with the support of two Working Groups chairs, China and Denmark. The conference welcomed the participation of new ASEM partners, Bulgaria, India, Mongolia, Pakistan and Romania, to the meeting.