May 12, 2014

Japan to send 3,000 volunteers to teach language in ASEAN nations

Japan will promote its language in ASEAN member states by sending about 3,000 volunteers to local high schools over a seven-year period starting this year, a government source said Monday. The ¥10 billion project is aimed at strengthening relations with the Association of Southeast ...

ASEAN balks on singling out China in communique

May 12, 2014

ASEAN balks on singling out China in communique

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told Southeast Asian leaders that China is slandering his country and committing dangerous violations in disputed waters, but the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) group refrained from criticizing Beijing in a summit communique released Monday. Southeast ...

Apr 19, 2014

Southeast Asia views Japan as most reliable country, poll says

Southeast Asian nations view Japan as the most reliable country among 11 major nations around the world, according to a Foreign Ministry opinion poll. Japan beat out the other 10 rivals, nominated by 33 percent of all respondents as the most reliable nation. The ...

Feb 21, 2014

ODA serves as an investment in ASEAN: white paper

The nation’s official development assistance to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations has been an effective “investment in the future” for the 10-nation region and Japan, bolstering development and prosperity for both, according to a government paper released Friday. The ODA White Paper for ...

| Jan 6, 2014

Tokyo job fair to help students from Southeast Asia

A job fair for students from Southeast Asian countries seeking employment in Japan will be held Sunday in Tokyo. Recruiters from various industries, such as manufacturing, travel, transportation and retail, will be in attendance. Jointly organized by ASEAN Youth Network in Japan and Intelligence, ...