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ASEAN

COMMENTARY / World
Feb 15, 2016
Making the most of Obama's awkward ASEAN summit
The U.S. president needs to prod Southeast Asian leaders to get their act together on trade and security.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 9, 2016
Japan, U.S., Australia and Philippines coast guards to huddle over China activities
The United States and Japan plan to hold a meeting of coast guard commanders with Australia and the Philippines as part of their efforts to forge a unified front against China's maritime activities, according to diplomatic sources.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 24, 2016
Kerry to press China over North Korea, urge ASEAN unity over South China Sea
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry begins a visit to East Asia on Sunday in which he plans to press China to put more curbs on North Korea after its nuclear test and to urge Southeast Asia to show unity in response to China's claims in the South China Sea.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 13, 2016
Warnings emerge of Islamic State in Philippines, latest nation in region to face threat
There are growing signs of support for the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines, despite assertions by Manila that militants in the region are little more than criminal gangs.
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 8, 2016
Forge a united front to keep Chinese expansion in check
Only sustained pressure from China's neighbors can persuade Beijing that its future lies in cooperation, not confrontation.
EDITORIALS
Dec 2, 2015
ASEAN Community is almost here
Japan should use the launch of the ASEAN Community as an opportunity to engage the bloc as a whole, rather than as individual nations.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 1, 2015
India must up its game in S.E. Asia
Smaller states in Southeast Asia are looking to India to act as a counterweight to China's growing influence. It remains to be seen if New Delhi can live up to its full potential as well as the region's expectations.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 22, 2015
Obama's four-summit trip did not always go according to script
From Turkey to the Philippines to Malaysia, it has been an overseas trip for U.S. President Barack Obama that often veered off-script.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 22, 2015
Li mum as Abe talks tough on South China Sea at ASEAN summit
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed strong concerns over Beijing's ongoing land-reclamation work in the South China Sea in the presence of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at a regional summit.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 21, 2015
Indonesia to voice concerns on China's maritime claims at ASEAN summit
Indonesia will openly express its opposition to China's vast claims in the South China Sea when Southeast Asian senior officials, ministers and leaders gather over the coming days in Kuala Lumpur for a series of annual meetings, stressing that China's "nine-dash lines" map has no legal basis, a government...
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 20, 2015
Abe likely to join Obama, others in raising South China Sea dispute with ASEAN
Leaders attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations meetings this weekend plan to raise the South China Sea dispute avoided at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 20, 2015
Malaysia yet to confirm info on Islamic State bombers ahead of ASEAN summit
The chief of Malaysian police said late Thursday that they have yet to confirm information about the presence of alleged Islamic State suicide bombers in Kuala Lumpur, where leaders from 18 countries, including the United States, Japan and China, gather this weekend for a series of meetings.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 12, 2015
Abe to visit Turkey, Philippines, Malaysia for multiple summits
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Turkey from Friday to Tuesday and the Philippines and Malaysia from Wednesday to Nov. 23 for a series of economic and regional summits, the government said.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 8, 2015
ASEAN: moving beyond terrorism fears
A focus on strengthened security and basic law and order will be fundamental to the sustained growth of any ASEAN member- state's tourism sector.
BUSINESS
Aug 25, 2015
Asia-Pacific nations aim to eliminate 80% of import duties in 10 years
Trade ministers from 16 Asia Pacific countries agreed Monday to eliminate tariffs on 80 percent of their imports within a decade, in a major breakthrough in talks for a massive regional free trade deal.
BUSINESS
Aug 24, 2015
Japan charts road to industrialization for Mekong region
Japan and the five Southeast Asian countries bordering the Mekong River adopted a blueprint Monday to boost industrialization in the subregion.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 13, 2015
Thailand and China build ties of convenience
The Thai military regime, isolated by the West, finds that China is more than willing to fill the void.
EDITORIALS
Aug 12, 2015
ASEAN's relations with China
Japan and the U.S. should explore ways to defuse tensions in the South China Sea through dialogue with Beijing rather than trying to encircle China through closer ties with ASEAN members.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 6, 2015
Japan, North Korea foreign ministers meet in Kuala Lumpur
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Thursday he urged his North Korean counterpart Ri Su Yong to ensure Pyongyang abides by a 2014 bilateral accord and promptly compile a report on the outcome of an investigation into the fates of Japanese citizens abducted in the 1970s and 1980s.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 3, 2015
Japan, Cambodia agree to work closely on developing Mekong region
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his Cambodian counterpart, Hor Namhong, agreed Thursday to keep working together over infrastructure development in Cambodia and four other countries along the Mekong River, the Foreign Ministry said.

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