May 4, 2015

ASEAN Plus Three pledge further structural reforms

Financial chiefs from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus Japan, China and South Korea have agreed on the need to promote structural reforms in a bid to promote economic growth, and to be vigilant against risks arising from large capital outflows. Meeting on ...

Mar 18, 2015

U.S. Navy urges joint Southeast Asia patrols of South China Sea

The commander of the U.S. Navy Seventh Fleet called on Southeast Asian nations to form a combined maritime force to patrol areas of the South China Sea where territorial tensions flare with China. Countries could streamline cooperation on maritime security while respecting sovereignty and ...

NGO tries to save South Asian relics

Jan 30, 2015

NGO tries to save South Asian relics

by Yugo Hirano

From the ancient Indian city of Mohenjo-daro to Buddhist Gandhara art, South Asia is rich in cultural heritage but under threat from economic sprawl and a lack of restoration capabilities. To help preserve cultural sites at risk, a group of Japanese archaeologists has set ...

Japanese firms turn to Asia in the hunt for good graduates

Jan 19, 2015

Japanese firms turn to Asia in the hunt for good graduates

by Siti Rahil

As Japan’s youngsters dwindle in number, major companies sent recruiters to Singapore recently to interview high-flying university graduates from elsewhere in Asia. Tokyo-based recruitment firm Recruit Career Co. arranged for seven companies to interview about 60 foreign students with a view to hiring the ...