Feb 9, 2017

Indonesia military accepts Australian apology for insult

The Indonesian military says it has accepted an apology from Australia’s army chief over a purported insult to Indonesia’s state ideology that caused a spat between the two countries. An Indonesian military statement released late Wednesday after Australian army chief Lt. Gen. Angus Campbell ...

Jan 31, 2017

Indonesia's tolerance test

The turmoil surrounding Jakarta's governor is a test of Indonesia's democracy and its commitment to a tolerant and open form of Islam.

Panasonic targets 50% sales jump for TVs in Indonesia

Jan 25, 2017

Panasonic targets 50% sales jump for TVs in Indonesia

Electronics giant Panasonic Corp. is seeking to sell up to 50 percent more TVs in Indonesia this year by offering online shopping and a greater variety of models. The company’s TV sales have been stagnant for three years. “We hope this year we can ...

Jan 22, 2017

Japanese fashion brands coordinate Indonesian foray with JETRO

The Japan External Trade Organization is aiding the Japanese fashion industry’s foray into Indonesia so it can tap growing incomes in the world’s fourth-most populous country. In Jakarta earlier this month, state-backed JETRO organized an event in which 21 fashion labels from Japan were ...

Abe pledges fresh security-related aid to Vietnam

Jan 16, 2017

Abe pledges fresh security-related aid to Vietnam

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Vietnamese leader Nguyen Xuan Phuc meet in Hanoi to discuss a coordinated response to China’s increasingly aggressive maritime moves amid uncertainty about incoming U.S. leader Donald Trump’s commitment to the region’s stability.

Indonesia backs down in Australia military row

Jan 5, 2017

Indonesia backs down in Australia military row

Indonesia appeared to back down Thursday from a decision to suspend all military cooperation with Australia in a row over teaching materials, with a senior minister saying only language training had been put on hold. The Indonesian military said Wednesday that military cooperation with ...