Japan and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations must consider how they can cooperate to compete with China, which is becoming more economically powerful, Asian business leaders said in Tokyo on Friday.

Around 100 business leaders from Japan, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand discussed various economic issues at the 27th ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting, organized by the Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai).

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