Suga voices concerns over Myanmar in talks with Laos PM

National Apr 7, 2021

Suga voices concerns over Myanmar in talks with Laos PM

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday voiced grave concerns over the situation in Myanmar, where security forces continue their violent crackdown on protestors against February's military coup, in phone talks with his Laotian counterpart Phankham Viphavanh. Suga vowed to continue pushing Myanmar's military to immediately ...

Abe, Laotian leader agree on development plan

National Sep 6, 2016

Abe, Laotian leader agree on development plan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith agreed on a joint plan to spur development in Laos against the background of the Tokyo-Beijing rivalry to invest in and gain influence in the region. Meeting on Tuesday for the first time since their ...

Abe to visit Laos in September for ASEAN summit talks

National May 29, 2016

Abe to visit Laos in September for ASEAN summit talks

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Saturday he is planning to visit Laos in September for summit meetings involving the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. "I would like to pay an official visit to your country in September to take part in ASEAN-related summits," Abe said ...

Laos prime minister begins Japan trip

National / Politics Mar 4, 2015

Laos prime minister begins Japan trip

The prime minister of Laos, Thongsing Thammavong, arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday for a four-day official visit to commemorate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Japan and expand political and economic ties between the two countries. Thongsing plans to hold an audience with Emperor ...

Young elephants donated by Laos go on display in Kyoto

National Feb 28, 2015

Young elephants donated by Laos go on display in Kyoto

Four young elephants donated last year by Laos went on public display at Kyoto City zoo on Saturday ahead of Laotian Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong's visit to Japan from Wednesday. The three female and one male Asian elephants, ages 3 to 7, were delivered to ...