Japan-ASEAN cooperation: A central element of East Asia’s regional architecture

Author: Ōba Mie

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

Japan’s ties with ASEAN over the past 40-plus years have been through various changes and have been affected by the major growth of China’s presence in the region. But Japan continues to be a key partner for the association and its members. Formerly focused on economic affairs, Japan-ASEAN cooperation now extends to the political and security spheres as well.

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True Stories from Japan: Warmth, generosity and hospitality

Categories: Sasakawa USA Alumni, Sasakawa USA Blog, True Stories from Japan

Ken Sofer is the Associate Director for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress. He wrote this blog reflecting on a trip to Tokyo. Tokyo is an incredible, if overwhelming city. I think this trip was the first time I ever felt like I had a good understanding of the true

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Perspectives: Breaking the ice in Northeast Asia, by Kent C. Calder

Author: Mainichi Shimbun

Categories: Views

While top world leaders spent their time surrounding the G-20 and APEC meetings travelling around the region and making ties with ASEAN and other leaders, Japan’s struggle remains in Northeast Asia.

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