Tag - asean



Nov 21, 2014
ASEAN needs a united front
ASEAN members should cast aside their differences and take a strong stance toward China on the issue of regional maritime security.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 20, 2014
Japan, ASEAN hold regional security talks in Myanmar
Defense Minister Akinori Eto on Wednesday discussed cooperation in maritime security, humanitarian aid and disaster relief with Southeast Asian counterparts at a meeting in Myanmar.
Nov 19, 2014
Eto to visit Myanmar to join first talks with ASEAN defense ministers
Defense Minister Akinori Eto will meet his ASEAN counterparts in Myanmar for the first gathering of its kind between Tokyo and the 10-nation bloc, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Nov 14, 2014
Japan, South Korea propose three-way summit with China
Japanese and South Korean leaders have proposed holding a trilateral summit with their Chinese counterpart for the first time since 2012, their deputies said.
Nov 13, 2014
Japan offers Myanmar ¥25.8 billion loan for development projects
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered Myanmar a ¥25.8 billion loan to aid development and called for a settlement of conflicts with ethnic minority rebels in the Southeast Asian country, government officials said.
Japan Times
Oct 6, 2014
'Wakyo' entrepreneur networks bolstering Japanese startups overseas
An alliance of overseas Japanese entrepreneurs is promoting activities modeled after a global network of ethnic Chinese businesspeople.
Oct 5, 2014
Lack of compromise delays trans-Pacific trade
American and Japanese officials should take a look at the clock ticking in their Trans-Pacific Partnership talks. Their failure to compromise thus far on key points is affecting the whole region.
Sep 23, 2014
Former Link Tochigi Brex coach Rabedeaux, 49, dies in Vietnam
Longtime basketball coach Jason Rabedeaux, who guided the Link Tochigi Brex to start the 2010-11 JBL season, died on Monday in Ho Chi Minh City. He was 49.
Sep 2, 2014
Joint resource development in South China Sea
Shared development of oil, gas and possibly other natural resources is the most promising option for reducing tensions in the South China Sea and should be the focus of efforts to improve diplomatic relations between China and its coastal neighbors.
Aug 22, 2014
Motegi set to visit Myanmar to attend ASEAN meet, trade group talks
Trade minister Toshimitsu Motegi will visit Myanmar next week to boost economic cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and advance negotiations for a giant regional free trade initiative, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Friday.
Aug 18, 2014
Japan to hold seminar to pitch defense equipment exports to ASEAN
The government plans to hold a seminar in late September attended by officials from ASEAN countries to make a pitch for exports of Japanese-made defense equipment to those Asian nations, government sources said Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 11, 2014
Kishida has informal exchange with North Korean foreign minister
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Sunday he had an informal exchange with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong and suggested that he urged Pyongyang to conduct a thorough investigation into the abduction issue and to exercise restraint with regard to further missile launches.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 9, 2014
Japan calls for ASEAN support on North Korea abductees issue
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Saturday called for support for an early resolution on its nationals abducted by North Korean agents, during a meeting in Myanmar with China, South Korea and Southeast Asian countries.
Japan Times
Aug 7, 2014
Kishida looking to hold talks with China, North Korea this weekend
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida plans to hold informal talks with his Chinese and North Korean counterparts on the sidelines of a ministerial meeting of the ASEAN Regional Forum this weekend in Myanmar's capital of Naypyitaw, government sources said.
Aug 7, 2014
Why ASEAN has not condemned Thailand
It is not a given that ASEAN won't condemn Thailand's recent military coup. At present, though, most neighbors regard the events as an internal matter while more than two-thirds of Thais surveyed report being happier now than before the intervention.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 8, 2014
Japan, U.S. to help ASEAN boost anti-cybercrime skills
Japan and the United States plan to boost the technical abilities of the 10 members of ASEAN to investigate cybercrimes, government sources reveal.
Jun 2, 2014
ASEAN the real test for Abe
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vows stronger ties with Southeast Asia, but can he do that while simultaneously assailing the pacifism that guided Japan to prosperity after the war?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 30, 2014
Abe backs up ASEAN on maritime security, prods China
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Friday to support Vietnam and the Philippines in their territorial disputes with China, saying the use of force and intimidation to change the status quo cannot be justified.
May 12, 2014
Japan to send 3,000 volunteers to teach language in ASEAN nations
Japan will promote its language in ASEAN member states by sending about 3,000 volunteers to local high schools over a seven-year period starting this year, a government source said Monday.
Feb 21, 2014
ODA serves as an investment in ASEAN: white paper
The nation's official development assistance to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations has been an effective "investment in the future" for the 10-nation region and Japan, bolstering development and prosperity for both, according to a government paper released Friday.


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