Working to optimize relationships

Business | AEC SPECIAL Jan 29, 2016

Working to optimize relationships

Japan welcomes the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community, or AEC, as the prosperity of the Association of South East Asian Nations is expected to also benefit Japan, the world's third-largest economy. "Japan and ASEAN should be in a win-win relationship," said Secretary-General of the ...

Universities working to foster closer relationship

National | AEC SPECIAL Jan 29, 2016

Universities working to foster closer relationship

The ASEAN region is increasing in importance as a market for Japanese companies because its member states are getting wealthier and accelerating their development. Hence, increasing the number of students from the region studying in Japan is essential to nurture future businesspeople or politicians ...

Going international with 'Rikkyo Global 24'

National | AEC SPECIAL Jan 29, 2016

Going international with 'Rikkyo Global 24'

Rikkyo University is one of the most global universities in Japan, and under its Top Global University Project, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) designated the university as a Global Traction Type school. MEXT started the Top Global University Project in ...

Sophia exchange program offers expanded horizons

National | AEC SPECIAL Jan 29, 2016

Sophia exchange program offers expanded horizons

Eighteen students, including those from Southeast Asia, Japan and other parts of the world, were divided into four groups to hold intense discussions in English about various global sustainability issues. They were creating a rough draft of a poster they would use for next ...

Students appreciate college's international surroundings

National | AEC SPECIAL Jan 29, 2016

Students appreciate college's international surroundings

Students from ASEAN member states are enjoying their learning experiences at Sophia University and their daily lives in an international environment provided by the most international university in Japan. Those students participate in SAIMS, Sophia University's program to accept Southeast Asian exchange students for a ...

Tourism on the rise across ASEAN region

Travel | AEC SPECIAL Jan 29, 2016

Tourism on the rise across ASEAN region

ASEAN is enriched with attractive tourism destinations that include renowned resorts in breathtaking natural surroundings and historical places that are designated as World Heritage sites. Additionally, thanks to little time difference with Japan, ASEAN countries are popular destinations for Japanese tourists as one can casually ...

Sakura opens doors for ASEAN visitors

Travel | AEC SPECIAL Jan 29, 2016

Sakura opens doors for ASEAN visitors

Sakura House, a real estate agency specializing in providing services to foreign residents, and Sakura Hotel & Hostel, an operator of three hotels and a hostel in Tokyo, have seen a definite increase in tourists and residents coming from ASEAN member states. "Both tourists and ...