Japan wins order from Brunei to mint silver coins

Apr 2, 2014

Japan wins order from Brunei to mint silver coins

The Japan Mint has received an order from Brunei to mint 5,500 silver coins commemorating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Brunei, it was announced Wednesday. Of the total, 5,000 coins will be sold in Japan. The price ...

Abe seals agreement with Brunei to strengthen energy cooperation

Oct 9, 2013

Abe seals agreement with Brunei to strengthen energy cooperation

Visiting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei agreed Wednesday to strengthen energy cooperation between their two countries, including exports of liquefied natural gas to Japan and the development of renewable energy, Japanese officials said. With Brunei seeking to wean itself ...

Aug 30, 2013

Brunei TPP round ends in 'success'

Twelve Pacific Rim countries wrapped up the 19th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks in Brunei on Friday, saying they made progress on tariffs and other key issues while agreeing to hold more working-level talks in the coming weeks. During the nine-day round since ...

Aug 26, 2013

TPP talks on farm tariffs not likely till September

Japan is likely to start negotiating tariffs on rice and other farm products during the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations in September or later, the government said Monday. Japan is keen to retain high tariffs on imported rice, wheat, beef, pork, dairy products and sugar to ...

Aug 24, 2013

New round of TPP talks

Japan is urged not to make hasty or unnecessary concessions under pressure in the new round of Trans-Pacific Partnership talks, which continue in Brunei through Aug. 30.

Aug 23, 2013

TPP ministers vow to end talks by year's end

Ministers of the 12 countries involved in Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations vowed Friday to speed up the talks and conclude them by year’s end. In a joint statement released after their two-day meeting in Brunei’s capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, the ministers said they ...

Tariffs figure large for Amari at TPP talks in Brunei

Aug 22, 2013

Tariffs figure large for Amari at TPP talks in Brunei

Twelve Pacific Rim countries begin the 19th round of negotiations in Brunei for creating a regional free trade pact, with Japan engaging in full-fledged talks on tariffs and other issues for the first time after joining last month.

Aug 17, 2013

Japan to join two major free trade sessions in Brunei, on TPP, RCEP

Japan will participate in two major free trade meetings in Brunei’s capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, this week — a ministerial session Monday to further the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership deal and another from Thursday to Friday on the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact. The TPP session ...

Jul 29, 2013

TPP ministerial meeting may be held in Brunei

Governments involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade negotiations may hold ministerial-level talks in Brunei next month in an apparent bid to forge a deal this year in the face of overwhelming difficulties, official sources said Monday. The 12-country ministerial meeting would be held Aug. ...

Jul 20, 2013

TPP members eye new round of talks in Brunei

The 11 members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade liberalization initiative are considering holding the next round of talks in Brunei in late August, sources said Saturday. The 18th round of negotiations is currently under way in the Malaysian resort of Kota Kinabalu. Japan is ...

Jun 26, 2013

Kishida to take part in regional talks

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday he will visit Brunei from Saturday to attend ASEAN-related meetings to discuss regional and international affairs and convey Japan’s positions to participants. Kishida, citing the importance of preparations, said no concrete decisions had been made regarding potential bilateral ...