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Pavin Chachavalpongpun

For Pavin Chachavalpongpun's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Nov 4, 2015

Flaws in ASEAN's community-building effort

At the end of this year, the process for turning the Association of Southeast Asian Nations into a single community will begin to take shape. Yet pending community-building projects still need to be achieved and existing problems solved. ASEAN has developed so-called scorecards for ...

Mar 22, 2015

Nothing will silence anti-coup Thais in Japan

It is difficult to estimate how many Thais who oppose the current military government in Bangkok reside in Japan, but clearly some of them have become more politically active than their counterparts living in Western countries.

Feb 5, 2015

Thai general to solicit Japan

Thailand's self-appointed prime minister will pay an official visit to Tokyo on Sunday to sign a deal involving on a high-speed train project and to seek Japan's endorsement of his country's military government.