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ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 23, 2016
North Korea's new foreign minister heads to Laos for overseas debut
North Korea's new foreign minister on Saturday left for Laos to make his overseas debut at a major security forum, at a time of high tensions over Pyongyang's series of weapons tests.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 21, 2016
Kishida to visit Laos for talks with ASEAN peers before UNSC meet
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will visit Laos from Sunday to Tuesday to attend a series of regional foreign ministerial meetings involving the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 21, 2016
A new playbook for Beijing and Southeast Asia
Both ASEAN and China must exercise self-restraint and start negotiating in good faith to resolve the South China Sea territorial disputes.
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 20, 2016
Duterte to focus on domestic affairs for now
Despite his bravado and lack of clear signals on foreign policy, the Philippine's new leader is unlikely to be a destabilizing force in regional international politics, at least for now.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 6, 2016
ASEAN and Brexit's lessons
ASEAN would do well to take a lesson from the European Union and Britain's vote to leave it.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jul 1, 2016
ASEAN must play role in resolving South China Sea rows: Singapore
Singapore's defense minister has said there is a firm basis for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations helping to resolve disputes involving several of its member states and China in the South China Sea, "a critical waterway for international trade."
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 21, 2016
Beijing indicates it may exit U.N. sea convention if South China Sea ruling disappoints
China has told other Asian countries that it may leave the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea as a countermeasure if a ruling from an international tribunal expected in the coming weeks over territorial rows in the South China Sea runs counter to the bedrock of its position, diplomatic sources said...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 19, 2016
China's insistence on bilateral territorial talks behind ASEAN roadblock, sources say
China's insistence on settling territorial disputes with Southeast Asian countries in the South China Sea bilaterally was a major reason behind their meeting of foreign ministers falling into disarray last week, diplomatic sources said Sunday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 15, 2016
Chinese-ASEAN meeting on South China Sea ends in confusion
A meeting between Chinese and ASEAN ministers over the South China Sea has ended in confusion after Malaysia released and then retracted a joint statement that expressed "serious concerns" over developments in the disputed waterway.
BUSINESS
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.
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 1, 2016
Renewing Taiwan's 'pivot' to Southeast Asia
The success of Taiwan's effort to boost its ties with ASEAN nations will depend on the condition of cross-strait relations.
JAPAN / Politics
May 23, 2016
Abe will urge G-7 counterparts to boost ASEAN anti-terror efforts
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to call on his Group of Seven counterparts to jointly assist members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to crack down on terrorism, a Japanese government source said Sunday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 24, 2016
Beijing, four ASEAN nations reach 'consensus' that South China Sea shouldn't affect ties
China has reached an agreement with Brunei, Cambodia and Laos that the South China Sea dispute "should not affect relations" with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 22, 2016
Kishida talks with Chinese premier sought during Beijing trip but territorial tensions may get in way
Japan has sounded out China about talks between Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang when the minister visits Beijing later this month, in the hope that the meeting with the country's No. 2 leader would advance bilateral ties, a government source said Thursday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 31, 2016
ASEAN's destructive elites
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.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 11, 2016
Amid South China Sea spat, Japan foreign aid white paper stresses importance of sea lanes
Tokyo renews its commitment to the ASEAN in its annual report on foreign aid, stressing the importance of safe sea lanes.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 9, 2016
Japan to increase aid to Asia amid China's growing maritime assertiveness
The government will expand aid to Asian countries amid China's growing maritime assertiveness in the South China Sea, according to an annual report on foreign aid, the contents of which were obtained by Kyodo News on Tuesday.
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 9, 2016
Indonesian minister to spell out stance on South China Sea to Japan
An Indonesian minister said Tuesday he will visit Japan in April to discuss the former's stance on territorial disputes and China's land reclamation work in the South China Sea.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 25, 2016
Parsing the Sunnylands Declaration 'principles'
The Sunnylands Declaration is full of false hopes and disengenousness.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 18, 2016
Japan mum as Cambodia invites China warships for drill on heels of MSDF port call
China will hold its first-ever exercise with Cambodia's navy next week, in swift succession to a visit by the military vessels of Beijing's old enemy Japan, the latest sign of China's growing presence in a region where maritime tension is rising.

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