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Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 29, 2021
It was a good week for ASEAN
The ASEAN meeting included talks with Japan, the U.S., Australia and China that reaffirmed the organization's “centrality” to those countries' thinking about the region.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 28, 2021
ASEAN to forge 'comprehensive strategic partnership' with China
The announcement appears to show that ASEAN seeks to balance its relations with China and the West.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 28, 2021
The U.S. and Japan square off with China on maritime security amid tensions
Biden's participation in the meeting underscored that the United States has been keen to regain its influence in the region.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 27, 2021
Australia seeks ASEAN's understanding on AUKUS amid nuclear concerns
Some ASEAN members have voiced worries about the security pact, which has paved the way for Canberra to obtain nuclear-powered submarines from the United States and Britain.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 27, 2021
Kishida vows to strengthen ties with ASEAN amid China's rise
Kishida was speaking at the bloc's Brunei-hosted online summit, the first time he had participated in an ASEAN gathering since becoming prime minister earlier this month.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 27, 2021
ASEAN countries must lead on biodiversity
To improve regional ASEAN resilience and promote sustainable growth, the post-COVID-19 recovery must focus not only on decarbonization, but also on the protection of nature.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 27, 2021
Southeast Asian nations tout green power links ahead of COP26
The countries are speeding up their plans to transmit renewable energy through a proposed regional power grid, with first trials set for 2022.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 27, 2021
Biden joins Southeast Asian leaders to rebuke Myanmar junta
The decision to exclude the junta leader was a huge rebuke to Myanmar's military and a rare, bold step by a regional bloc known for its code of consensus, noninterference and engagement.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 26, 2021
Kishida to join virtual ASEAN meetings Wednesday and participate in COP26
ASEAN leaders met Tuesday for their summit without a representative from Myanmar, where the democratically elected government was overthrown in a coup in February.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 22, 2021
China’s loss can be the rest of Asia’s gain
China's changing role in the global economy is forcing companies to reconsider it as a manufacturing hub.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Oct 21, 2021
What needs to change in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan
The world's eyes are shifting to the Asia-Pacific region, and Japan has its part to play alongside the U.S. in maintaining the status quo.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 19, 2021
Tradition versus credibility: Inside the ASEAN meet that snubbed Myanmar
Southeast Asian ministers were divided between sticking to a tradition of non-interference and the need to retain credibility by sanctioning coup leader Min Aung Hlaing.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Oct 16, 2021
ASEAN arranges to exclude Myanmar military leader from summit
The decision marks a historic shift for ASEAN from its principle of non-interference in the domestic affairs of member countries.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 14, 2021
ASEAN to discuss excluding Myanmar junta chief from summit, sources say
The nation, with a long history of military dictatorship and international allegations of systematic human rights abuses, has been ASEAN's trickiest issue since the group was formed in 1967.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 11, 2021
Duterte's successor likely to continue Philippines' democratic regression
Another top potential contender, Duterte's daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio, is currently mayor of Davao. She seems to act with the same disregard for the law as her father.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 21, 2021
China's neighbors worry Australia sub deal will destabilize region
Some Southeast Asian nations are concerned that the AUKUS partnership could provoke China and spur a regional arms race.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 8, 2021
It's in America's interest to court ASEAN
ASEAN is of tremendous strategic importance to the U.S. and Japan and should not be downplayed.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Aug 6, 2021
Stand with the people of Myanmar
ASEAN must be reminded that its credibility depends on how it deals with Myanmar's coup. Otherwise it could be seen as an enabler of authoritarianism.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 5, 2021
Japan fully backs appointment of ASEAN special envoy to Myanmar
Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi expressed full support on Wednesday for ASEAN's appointment of a special envoy to Myanmar as part of efforts to resolve the political crisis stemming from the Feb. 1 military takeover of the Southeast Asian country.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 4, 2021
ASEAN appoints Brunei diplomat as envoy to Myanmar
Foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have appointed Brunei's second minister for foreign affairs, Erywan Yusof, as special envoy to Myanmar, the group said on Wednesday.

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