Editorials Jan 31, 2017

Indonesia's tolerance test

The turmoil surrounding Jakarta's governor is a test of Indonesia's democracy and its commitment to a tolerant and open form of Islam.

Abe pledges fresh security-related aid to Vietnam

National / Politics Jan 16, 2017

Abe pledges fresh security-related aid to Vietnam

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Vietnamese leader Nguyen Xuan Phuc meet in Hanoi to discuss a coordinated response to China’s increasingly aggressive maritime moves amid uncertainty about incoming U.S. leader Donald Trump’s commitment to the region’s stability.

National Aug 12, 2014

Kishida, Indonesia's Jokowi seek enhanced security, economic ties

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida held talks Tuesday with Indonesian President-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and discussed boosting security and economic ties. Speaking to reporters after the talks, Jokowi, who was elected July 9, said they mainly covered maritime security, Japanese investment in infrastructure and Indonesia's controversial ...

Indonesia's president-elect urges Japan to invest more

National Aug 12, 2014

Indonesia's president-elect urges Japan to invest more

Indonesia's President-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is calling for more investment from Japan, saying it is "very important for Indonesia" to create jobs, solve energy problems and build infrastructure. In an interview in Jakarta, Jokowi, who will take office in October, noted that Japan has been ...

National / Politics Jul 23, 2014

Kishida congratulates new Indonesian leader

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has congratulated the winner of the presidential vote in Indonesia, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, who was confirmed as the successful candidate in the race late Tuesday. "We welcome that the presidential election was smoothly conducted and congratulate the election of the president," ...