Japan's U.N. envoy airs concern over South China Sea disputes

Jul 2, 2016

Japan's U.N. envoy airs concern over South China Sea disputes

Japanese Ambassador to the United Nations Koro Bessho on Friday voiced deep concern about territorial spats between China and other countries and said the U.N. Security Council will take up the issue if requested. “Japan is deeply concerned about the situation” associated with the ...

Jun 28, 2016

Idemitsu founding family opposes planned merger with Showa Shell

The founding family of Idemitsu Kosan Co. opposes its planned merger next April with Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K., the family’s representative said Tuesday, clouding the outlook of the creation of one of the largest oil distributors in Japan. The founding family, which owns a ...

Indonesia leader, top execs visit Natuna isles in warship

Jun 23, 2016

Indonesia leader, top execs visit Natuna isles in warship

Indonesia’s president visited the Natuna Islands aboard a warship Thursday, making a bold move to assert sovereignty over the area in the southern reaches of the South China Sea after Beijing stated an “overlapping claim” on nearby waters. President Joko “Jokowi” Jokowi’s visit along ...

Jun 23, 2016

Itochu, CITIC to cooperate in oil, gas development

Trading house Itochu Corp. and China’s CITIC Resources Holdings Ltd. are to kick off joint projects in oil and gas production. An agreement calls on Itochu and the unit of CITIC Ltd., a Chinese state-owned conglomerate, to pursue joint acquisitions of oil and gas ...