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Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 11, 2022
Ukraine crisis should be of concern in the Indo-Pacific
Much like Russia and Europe, the world sees China trying to recreate its own hegemonic position within the Indo-Pacific region.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 10, 2022
Cambodia says ASEAN-U.S. summit has been postponed
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen suggested this week that the March 28-29 meeting should be delayed after some ASEAN countries had asked for it to be held two days earlier.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 8, 2022
Invasion of Ukraine becomes moment of truth for Asian nations
Many Asian nations insist on noninterference in internal affairs, so it would be expected that the dismembering of a state, Ukraine, by a neighbor would have warranted condemnation. It did not.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 4, 2022
How Asia is responding to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Given the lukewarm responses to calls for increased pressure on Russia so far from most South and Southeast Asian democracies, the West is unlikely to get much support in its efforts.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Feb 21, 2022
Myanmar junta urges ASEAN envoy not to engage with coup opponents
Divisions have emerged over how to restore stability as the junta shows little sign of implementing a five-point peace plan agreed upon with ASEAN last year.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 3, 2022
How advocates for democracy can stop military coups
Wherever possible, elected leaders should work to build public support for constitutional changes that dilute the power of militaries.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Jan 22, 2022
ASEAN may face bigger challenge on Myanmar under Cambodia's chair
Cambodian leader Hun Sen has maintained that the leader and ministers of Myanmar should be allowed to attend ASEAN meetings — much to the chagrin of some other association members.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 21, 2022
Why no major world power wants ASEAN to split up over Myanmar
Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi last week commended the Cambodian leader's visit to Myanmar, the first by a foreign leader since the coup.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 12, 2022
Cambodia shelves first ASEAN meeting over attendance 'difficulties'
The news comes shortly after Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen met with Myanmar's military ruler Min Aung Hlaing.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 12, 2022
Japan praises Cambodian leader Hun Sen’s visit to Myanmar as bringing ‘progress’
While Japan has called on the junta to stop the violence and restore democracy, it wants to remain close to Myanmar as part of a strategy of countering China's influence.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jan 9, 2022
Hun Sen's meeting with Myanmar junta chief reveals growing split within ASEAN
While some officials stress the importance of keeping communication open with the junta, others are cautious of the implications.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 7, 2022
Myanmar visit by Cambodia's Hun Sen sparks protests and ASEAN division
The junta's failure to implement a peace deal has fanned divisions within the 10-member bloc, and some say Hun Sen is backing Myanmar's military rulers by making the trip.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 1, 2022
Southeast Asia the battleground for geo-economic competition between China and the U.S.
Washington has opened markets to ASEAN nations but not public investment in public goods such as infrastructure — nowhere close to the scale of Chinese investment.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 31, 2021
What to watch for in Southeast Asia in 2022
COVID-19 is not the only challenge countries in the region are facing in the coming year.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 13, 2021
G7 ministers voice concern over China's 'coercive' economic policies
The G7 ministers also said Russia would face 'massive consequences and severe cost in response' if it engages in further military aggression toward Ukraine.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 8, 2021
China-ASEAN ties: Are they stronger and healthier?
Beijing's practice of divisionism fractures ASEAN unity, making it difficult for its members to form a common approach to China's territorial claims.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 6, 2021
Traders dump ASEAN stocks on fears omicron will hammer region
The region is also threatened by concern over slowing growth in China and the prospect that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates sooner than earlier anticipated.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Nov 28, 2021
U.S. eyeing summit with ASEAN leaders in Washington in January
The United States has proposed holding the summit in the third week of January and is coordinating the date with ASEAN members.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Nov 22, 2021
China won’t bully small nations, Xi tells Southeast Asian leaders
The pledge comes as Beijing is involved in disputes with bloc members over its broad claims in the South China Sea.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 5, 2021
Lessons ASEAN could learn from Malaysia’s pandemic success
Malaysia has fully vaccinated more than 77% its population, with some 90% of adults — those deemed eligible for the vaccine — receiving a second dose.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world