Sep 5, 2016

ASEAN summit may bow to Chinese pressure on South China Sea

Southeast Asian leaders are likely to avoid any official mention at a summit this week of an arbitration ruling that shot down China’s expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea, according to a draft of their final declaration, in a victory for Beijing’s ...

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 ...