Nov 21, 2014

ASEAN needs a united front

ASEAN members should cast aside their differences and take a strong stance toward China on the issue of regional maritime security.

Japan, ASEAN hold regional security talks in Myanmar

Nov 20, 2014

Japan, ASEAN hold regional security talks in Myanmar

Defense Minister Akinori Eto on Wednesday discussed cooperation in maritime security, humanitarian aid and disaster relief with Southeast Asian counterparts at a meeting in Myanmar. The gathering in Bagan, central Myanmar, was the first of its kind to boost security ties between Tokyo and ...

Nov 19, 2014

Eto to visit Myanmar to join first talks with ASEAN defense ministers

Defense Minister Akinori Eto will meet his ASEAN counterparts in Myanmar for the first gathering of its kind between Tokyo and the 10-nation bloc, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. During the meeting on Wednesday, Eto will likely discuss cooperation in maritime security, humanitarian aid ...

Japan, South Korea propose three-way summit with China

Nov 14, 2014

Japan, South Korea propose three-way summit with China

Japanese and South Korean leaders have proposed holding a trilateral summit with their Chinese counterpart for the first time since 2012, their deputies said. Disputes over regional history and territory soured bilateral ties between Japan and China, and Japan and South Korea, have been ...

Nov 13, 2014

Japan offers Myanmar ¥25.8 billion loan for development projects

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered Myanmar a ¥25.8 billion loan to aid development and called for a settlement of conflicts with ethnic minority rebels in the Southeast Asian country, government officials said. Abe made the offer Wednesday in a meeting with Myanmar President ...

Japan, ASEAN to step up cooperation on new industries

Aug 27, 2014

Japan, ASEAN to step up cooperation on new industries

Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have agreed to strengthen cooperation on the joint development of new industries, including health care and environmental businesses. The agreement, reached Tuesday during an economy ministers’ meeting, comes as Japan and ASEAN are set to review ...

Japan, ASEAN members hold first talks on regional business promotion

Aug 26, 2014

Japan, ASEAN members hold first talks on regional business promotion

Government officials and business leaders from Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations gathered Tuesday in Myanmar’s capital for their first talks on business promotion. Participants hope to create demand in Southeast Asia in promising sectors such as the environment and medicine, organizers ...

Aug 22, 2014

Motegi set to visit Myanmar to attend ASEAN meet, trade group talks

Trade minister Toshimitsu Motegi will visit Myanmar next week to boost economic cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and advance negotiations for a giant regional free trade initiative, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Friday. On Tuesday, Motegi will join ...