Tag - asean



WORLD / Politics
Jun 24, 2013
Abe looking to visit 'strategic' ASEAN members in July
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting certain members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations next month, probably after the July 21 Upper House election, a government source said Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 16, 2013
Japan, U.S., South Korea lining up trilateral meeting of foreign ministers in Brunei
Japan, the United States and South Korea are arranging a meeting of their foreign ministers next month in Brunei on the sidelines of a regional security forum to confirm their unity on the North Korean nuclear and missile threat, government sources revealed Saturday.
May 27, 2013
ASEAN-China good will hunting
Clues to the character of China's new leadership have emerged from their interaction with other Asians. A greater confrontational posture with Japan looms.
May 19, 2013
Wishing for China's trade, fearing its prowess
The Southeast Asian region has been caught in a dilemma — wanting to benefit from China's economic rise but fearing its intensifying military prowess.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 5, 2013
ASEAN, East Asia knit closer financial ties
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus Japan, China and South Korea have agreed to enhance the region's financial cooperation, despite the absence of the Chinese and South Korean finance ministers.
Apr 22, 2013
ASEAN looking a bit like '97
Amid the economic boom in many ASEAN countries, there is also a feeling of deja vu that current conditions resemble those on the eve of the '97 financial crisis.
Apr 12, 2013
A revived Japan must adjust its ASEAN business sights
If resurgent Japanese companies return to Asia looking for the strongmen, cheap land and low-wage labor of old, their expectations will be frustrated.
Japan Times
Mar 24, 2013
Gruesome death stalks the front lines of conservation
It is one of the most poignant photos I've taken during this CITES. We are in Khao Yai (literally, "Big Mountain"), Thailand's first and grandest national park. Peaks and plunges. Huge trees. Waterfalls. And there are elephants and even a few tigers out there. Also rangers and poachers and a largely...
Mar 19, 2013
Finding common ground on the Senkakus dispute
The only realistic way to stabilize Japan-China relations is for both countries to go back to the idea of shelving the Senkaku Islands sovereignty issue.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals