Apr 13, 2016

Bruneian who survived Hiroshima bombing dies

A Bruneian survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima died Monday at his home in Brunei, his son said Wednesday. He was 92. Mohammed Yusuf Abdul Rahim died in his sleep, his son Yura Kesteria, a businessman, said. Rahim was the first Bruneian to be ...

Abe seals agreement with Brunei to strengthen energy cooperation

Oct 9, 2013

Abe seals agreement with Brunei to strengthen energy cooperation

Visiting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei agreed Wednesday to strengthen energy cooperation between their two countries, including exports of liquefied natural gas to Japan and the development of renewable energy, Japanese officials said. With Brunei seeking to wean itself from ...

Aug 30, 2013

Brunei TPP round ends in 'success'

Twelve Pacific Rim countries wrapped up the 19th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks in Brunei on Friday, saying they made progress on tariffs and other key issues while agreeing to hold more working-level talks in the coming weeks. During the nine-day round since Aug. ...

/ Aug 26, 2013

TPP talks on farm tariffs not likely till September

Japan is likely to start negotiating tariffs on rice and other farm products during the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations in September or later, the government said Monday. Japan is keen to retain high tariffs on imported rice, wheat, beef, pork, dairy products and sugar to protect ...

Aug 24, 2013

New round of TPP talks

Japan is urged not to make hasty or unnecessary concessions under pressure in the new round of Trans-Pacific Partnership talks, which continue in Brunei through Aug. 30.

Jul 29, 2013

TPP ministerial meeting may be held in Brunei

Governments involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade negotiations may hold ministerial-level talks in Brunei next month in an apparent bid to forge a deal this year in the face of overwhelming difficulties, official sources said Monday. The 12-country ministerial meeting would be held Aug. 22 ...

/ Jul 20, 2013

TPP members eye new round of talks in Brunei

The 11 members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade liberalization initiative are considering holding the next round of talks in Brunei in late August, sources said Saturday. The 18th round of negotiations is currently under way in the Malaysian resort of Kota Kinabalu. Japan is expected ...

/ Jun 26, 2013

Kishida to take part in regional talks

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday he will visit Brunei from Saturday to attend ASEAN-related meetings to discuss regional and international affairs and convey Japan's positions to participants. Kishida, citing the importance of preparations, said no concrete decisions had been made regarding potential bilateral talks ...