Tag - malaysia-japan-relations



A shinkansen platform at JR Tokyo Station on Dec. 29
Jan 11, 2024
Japan firms opt out of Malaysia-Singapore high-speed rail project
The development could allow rival Chinese businesses to further solidify their footprint in infrastructure building in East Asia.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Malaysian leader Anwar Ibrahim applaud as Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa poses with her Malaysian counterpart, Mohamad Hasan, after a signing ceremony in Tokyo on Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 16, 2023
Japan and Malaysia sign ¥400 million maritime security aid deal
Jakarta became the third country to receive the grant under Japan's new official security assistance program.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida waves with Malaysian leader Anwar Ibrahim during his official visit to Malaysia, in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur, on Sunday.
Nov 5, 2023
Japan turns to Southeast Asia to boost security network
The leader sought to strengthen Japan's security and defense ties with Malaysia and the Philippines, amid growing concerns over Chinese assertiveness.
Industry minister Yasutoshi Nishimura says Japan is considering shipping captured carbon dioxide to Malaysia for underground storage.
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 26, 2023
Japan considers transporting captured carbon dioxide to Malaysia
The project, which will be Japan's first shipment of captured carbon dioxide and its storage overseas, is set to start in 2028.
The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur
Sep 24, 2023
Japan to discuss carbon storage with Malaysia
Japan plans is to store 120 to 240 million tons of carbon dioxide per year underground, which is 10% to 20% of current output.
Japan Times
Jul 15, 2022
Former Malaysian leader Mahathir makes condolence visit to Abe's home
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad paid a condolence visit to the home of slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Friday, as he stopped over in Japan on his way back from South Korea.
Japan Times
Dec 2, 2021
Japan and Malaysia vow to boost ties amid China's rise
Kishida aired strong opposition to any "unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East and South China seas," when he spoke with Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri on Thursday.
Japan Times
Sep 26, 2020
Malaysians donate coronavirus protective gear to Japan hospitals
Since first donating 110 protective suits to a Kawasaki hospital, the project has provided 100 suits each to two hospitals and 200 each to another two in Sapporo.
Japan Times
Aug 14, 2020
Japan and Malaysia may resume travel in early September for expats
Japan and Malaysia agreed Friday they may ease coronavirus-related travel restrictions for expatriates in early September, if they take precautionary measures such as a 14-day self-quarantine period after entering their respective countries, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 5, 2019
Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad to visit Kyoto with samurai bonds on the agenda
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is set to make a three-day visit to Kyoto beginning Friday, Japan's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 31, 2019
Japan and Malaysia eye close ties based on Mahathir's 'Look East' policy
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Malaysian counterpart, Mahathir Mohamad, agreed Friday to deepen bilateral relations through Kuala Lumpur's "Look East" economic development policy, which is heavily modeled after Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 29, 2018
Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad warns against revising Japan's pacifist Constitution
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says Japanu2019s pacifist Constitution stands out in the world for embodying peace and should be emulated, not revised.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 12, 2017
Abe seeks Malaysia's support to fast-track TPP
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday sought Malaysia's cooperation to get the 11-member Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact up and running, excluding the United States.
Japan Times
Oct 13, 2017
Malaysia on track to invite bids for high-speed rail project, likely by year-end
Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai on Thursday affirmed that plans are on track to call for a tender for a high-speed rail project linking Singapore with Kuala Lumpur by the end of this year.
Japan Times
Apr 12, 2017
Malaysia-bound Crown Prince calls overseas trips 'important task'
Crown Prince Naruhito has described official overseas trips by the Imperial family as an important task and opportunity to promote friendly relations with other countries.
Japan Times
Nov 16, 2016
Malaysia leader, Abe talk shop on TPP, South China Sea, bullet trains
Visiting Malaysian leader Najib Razak met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday in Tokyo, where the pair agreed to push for the early implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 13, 2016
Amid strengthening ties with China, Malaysian leader to make three-day visit to Japan
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will arrive in Japan on Tuesday for a three-day visit.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 26, 2015
Japan, Malaysia agree to beef up defense cooperation
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Malaysian counterpart, Najib Razak, have pledged to advance defense and maritime cooperation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 24, 2015
Abe to pitch bullet train tech in talks with Malaysian leader
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepares to give his shinkansen pitch to Malaysian leader Najib Razak as plans for a Kuala Lumpur-Singapore train line develop.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 29, 2014
Abe-proposed defense memo faces regional 'sensitivities': Malaysia
A Japan-Malaysia memorandum on defense exchanges that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proposed last year could take a while to realize due to regional "sensitivities," Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Tuesday.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves