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How to engage China and Japan constructively

At the moment, China and Japan are planning to work together on at least 52 business projects in third countries in the region, encompassing both the Indian and Pacific oceans. Certainly, these projects provide tangible ways for Asia’s two largest economies to foster mutual trust ...

KAVI CHONGKITTAVORN

Students to visit Japan as part of initiative to protect environment

Six Ministry of Environment officials, along with government representatives and young people from Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, will conduct a nine-day Japan visit from Monday as part of the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth – Jenesys – project, under the ...

Vietnam: Mekong Delta firms urged to sell to Japan

Mekong Delta firms should make use of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) to do more business with Japan, experts told a conference in Cần Thơ city. Keep reading ...

Japan’s Foreign Policy in the Mekong Region

The tenth Japan-Mekong Summit was held on October 9 in Tokyo. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ...

China and Japan’s power struggle is good news for Southeast Asia

The Japan-China rivalry in Southeast Asia is good for the economic development and strategic autonomy of Southeast Asian states. This is particularly so for the poorer countries of the region that harbour the greatest fears of becoming solely dependent on China. Keep reading ...

Japan offers ‘quality’ alternative to China’s BRI

When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hosted five Southeast Asian leaders for discussions in Tokyo last week, he also had China on his mind. Dubbed the Mekong-Japan Summit, the meeting was the tenth to bring together national leaders from Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam ...

Japan and Mekong nations to push 150 Southeast Asia projects

The leaders of Japan and five Southeast Asian countries that share the Mekong River on Tuesday agreed to adopt a new policy that pushes forward more than 150 projects in the Mekong region using official development assistance from Japan. Keep reading ...

Japan vows quality infrastructure in Mekong region in push for Free and Open Indo-Pacific

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday (Oct 9) pledged to promote quality infrastructure projects in five South-east Asian nations along the Mekong River, while their leaders said they supported Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy (FOIPS). “The Mekong region is a corridor that connects ...

Gist of Tokyo strategy 2018 adopted by Japan, Mekong countries

The following is the gist of the Tokyo Strategy 2018 for Mekong-Japan Cooperation adopted at a meeting of the leaders of Japan, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam on Tuesday. Japanese and Mekong leaders: — elevate Japan-Mekong cooperation to “strategic partnership.” — identify “vibrant and effective” connectivity, people-centered ...

Japan and Mekong countries to boost economic cooperation

Japan agreed to deepen cooperation with countries in the Mekong region, as Tokyo aims to maintain its influence in Southeast Asia with more and more countries falling under the sway of China. Ahead of a Japan-Mekong summit on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held ...

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