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ASEAN

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jun 22, 2023
Why ASEAN is key to building order in the Indo-Pacific region
Southeast Asia’s geostrategic position is clearly important, and gaining the support of the bloc's 10 members can create significant advantages for major players.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jun 18, 2023
Key ASEAN members skip Thai-hosted Myanmar talks amid criticism
Thailand hosted the foreign minister of Myanmar's ruling junta at informal regional peace talks on Sunday, as key Southeast Asian counterparts stayed away from the meeting.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 8, 2023
Vanished, shot, murdered: Laos activists spooked by spate of incidents
Landlocked, poor and deeply tied to China, Laos is one of the world's most repressive countries.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 7, 2023
China should heed the concerns of its neighbors
Beijing’s behavior is a key driver behind the growing number of Southeast Asian states aligning themselves with Washington.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Jun 4, 2023
China and U.S. trade barbs at Asian security meet despite growing calls for dialogue
Still, the conference saw a series of important speeches and sideline meetings that highlighted U.S. efforts to strengthen its security alliances in the Indo-Pacific region.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 23, 2023
G7 unlikely to sway 'Global South' to switch camps, ex-U.N. official says
“(The U.S.) is gradually realizing how difficult it is to isolate China,” said former Security Council President Kishore Mahbubani.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 4, 2023
Japan pledges financial support to help ASEAN decarbonize
The plan was announced as Southeast Asian nations gathered for their first ministerial meeting on the reduction of carbon emissions in the fast-growing region.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 3, 2023
Sustaining the expansion of strategic relations between India and Southeast Asia
New Delhi continues to present itself as an increasingly vital partner for Southeast Asia amid the polarizing implications of the ongoing power struggle between the U.S. and China.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 23, 2022
The Asian nations bringing Washington and Beijing together
Southeast Asian nations have been playing a key role in mediating tensions between Washington and Beijing.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 20, 2022
Southeast Asia’s reliance on not taking a stand is a dangerous bet
Southeast Asian nations trying to distance themselves from the increasingly contentious relationship between China and Western governments makes sense for a lot of reasons but is also dangerous.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 17, 2022
Resetting Southeast Asia’s climate agenda
As they grapple with a cascade of economic challenges, from high inflation to volatile energy prices, the region's governments have scaled back efforts to combat climate change.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 15, 2022
Japan pledges yen loans to Indonesia for transportation infrastructure
Kishida's announcement came as Japan has been trying to thwart China's apparent efforts to bolster its economic and military clout in the Asia-Pacific.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
Nov 14, 2022
Intensifying geopolitical rivalries dominate ASEAN summits
ASEAN nations are working to ensure the current geopolitical dynamics between China and the U.S. do not turn into a new Cold War.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 13, 2022
Japan, South Korea and U.S. vow 'joint response' if Pyongyang tests nuke
Fumio Kishida, Yoon Suk-yeol and Joe Biden touted the importance of trilateral cooperation as tensions have surged on the peninsula amid a flurry of North Korean missile launches.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 13, 2022
Kishida criticizes Beijing for ramped-up moves near Senkakus
The prime minister was blunt in expressing his concerns about China, saying that it's sovereignty-violating activities 'had been continuing and intensifying in the East China Sea.'
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 13, 2022
Japan and South Korea agree on early resolution of wartime labor issues
The talks came at the first official meeting of the two two countries' leaders' in almost three years, after bilateral ties sunk to their lowest point in decades.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 13, 2022
Russia, U.S. fail to agree on ASEAN statement in bad sign for G20
Russia's foreign minister blames the U.S. and its allies for the ASEAN joint statement failure, saying they insisted on unacceptable language regarding the situation in Ukraine.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 12, 2022
Kishida and Yoon to hold talks in Cambodia in bid to improve Tokyo-Seoul ties
Kishida on Saturday also sought stronger cooperation from ASEAN members in dealing with North Korea's missile and nuclear threats.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 12, 2022
Japan and ASEAN agree to hold summit in Tokyo in late 2023
Kishida and his counterparts from ASEAN also pledged to deepen their cooperative ties when they met in Phnom Penh.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 11, 2022
ASEAN leaders call for timeline on Myanmar peace
Southeast Asian heads of government issued a 'warning' to Myanmar to make measurable progress on a peace plan or risk being barred from the bloc's meetings.

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