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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese finance minister leads push into Myanmar's market

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Aso leads new Japanese push into 'China's turf' Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso met Myanmar's president and senior officials yesterday in a sign that Tokyo wants to tap a market of 64 million people that has been dominated by neighbouring China. The trip to Myanmar is Aso's first official foreign visit since Prime Minister Shinzo ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Japan minister pledges Myanmar debt relief, loans

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 11:26am by AFP

    ... economic ties with the former army-ruled nation. Taro Aso also agreed to consider Japan’s involvement in the planned multi-billion dollar Dawei deep-sea port in a meeting with reformist President ... that it would forgive 300 billion yen (US$3.4 billion) of the 500 billion yen owed by Myanmar, following a string of dramatic political reforms in the one-time pariah state. Aso confirmed on Thursday ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Myanmar trip signals a more assertive Japan

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Pavin Chachavalpongpun

    ... diplomatic activism following the victory of the Liberal Democratic Party, which saw Shinzo Abe return as prime minister. As soon as the cabinet line-up was announced, Abe sent his deputy Taro Aso ... leaders. In his meeting with President Thein Sein, Aso said Japan would slash Myanmar's massive outstanding debt- estimated at around 500 billion yen (HK$44 billion) in Tokyo's case- ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Japan's leaders are fanning the flames of war-time enmity

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... the war. Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, a former prime minister, hinted during a visit to India that good ties between Japan and China were unlikely as the nations had not had "extremely smooth relations" for more than 1,500 years. Aso was among almost 170 lawmakers who last month paid respects at the Yasukuni shrine, which honours war dead, criminals among them. As heated ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Japan seeks summit with China over Diaoyus dispute as early as May

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the islands, known in Japan as the Senkakus and in China as the Diaoyus. A report on Friday said Abe would send Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso to Beijing next month in what would be the first high-level meeting of the Asian powers' new governments. Japan's Sankei Shimbun daily said on Friday that Aso planned to meet President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang . But a spokesman ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Japan pursues diplomatic offensive in Philippines visit

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... comes as both countries are engaged with separate maritime disputes with Beijing. Kishida's mission to Manila follows a recent trip by Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso to Myanmar, a close ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Japan isolating itself with provocative nationalistic acts

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by BRAD WILLIAMS

    ... Brad Williams Brad Williams says upsetting the neighbours may prove very damaging Japan is isolating itself with provocative acts of nationalism Recent weeks have witnessed further skirmishes in Japan's "history wars" with China and South Korea. Late last month, three Japanese cabinet ministers, including Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso ...



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