Yamanashi, Shizuoka look to partnership in Southeast Asia push

Jun 8, 2016

Yamanashi, Shizuoka look to partnership in Southeast Asia push

Two of Japan’s major fruit producing prefectures are considering joining forces to sell their fare in Southeast Asia. In a bid to take advantage of the popularity of Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain, Yamanashi and Shizuoka have set about exploring a partnership to sell ...

Jun 2, 2016

Japan's firms investing more in ASEAN, skipping China

Japanese investment in Southeast Asia continues to grow because of the region’s potential and low labor costs and amid simmering tensions that have reduced the appeal of China for some businesses. For a third straight year, in 2015 the amount of foreign direct investment ...

ASEAN's destructive elites

Mar 31, 2016

ASEAN's destructive elites

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Just as India, Japan and the U.S. have been helping to shepherd Myanmar through its transition, they should take a more proactive role in saving Malaysia and Thailand from their elites' self-destructive behavior.