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.
East Asian maritime security is pivotal to peace and prosperity in the entire Asia-Pacific, said Hideshi Tokuchi, Distinguished Non-Resident Fellow at Sasakawa USA, as the keynote speaker at a March 27 event at Harvard University.