Sep 7, 2016

Abe vows to back expanding TPP participation to more ASEAN members

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday that Japan will support any Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries that wish to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact. The TPP, inked by the United States, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim nations in February, ...

Abe, Laotian leader agree on development plan

Sep 6, 2016

Abe, Laotian leader agree on development plan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith agreed on a joint plan to spur development in Laos against the background of the Tokyo-Beijing rivalry to invest in and gain influence in the region. Meeting on Tuesday for the first time since ...