Aug 7, 2016

Japan, ASEAN agree to cooperate on support for new industries

Economic ministers from Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have agreed on a 10-year economic cooperation plan centered on cooperation between Japan and the 10-member grouping to support the creation of new industries by private enterprise in the ASEAN region. The ASEAN ...

Jul 26, 2016

Japan to offer Thailand ¥170 billion in loans for railway project

Japan plans to provide Thailand with ¥167 billion ($1.6 billion) in loans for a railway project, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told his Thai counterpart, Don Pramudwinai. Kishida said he hopes the project will ease traffic jams and reduce air pollution in Bangkok during their ...

Kerry meets Southeast Asia ministers after Chinese win

Jul 25, 2016

Kerry meets Southeast Asia ministers after Chinese win

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday stressed the importance of complying with a rules-based international system in a meeting with his counterparts from Southeast Asia shortly after they were unable to agree on a statement criticizing China for territorial expansion in the ...