Asian member states have grown in prominence as China, India and Indonesia’s economies have boomed over the past two decades. Photo: AFP

Explained: why the G20 summit matters for Asia (and Asean)

  • Asia’s major economies have become increasingly important at the multilateral forum since its founding 20 years ago
  • Experts say the forum is an opportunity for the likes of China and Japan to step into leadership roles formerly dominated by the West
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Asian member states have grown in prominence as China, India and Indonesia’s economies have boomed over the past two decades. Photo: AFP
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Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (centre) visits the technology show at the International Exhibition Centre in Osaka. Photo: EPA-EFE

Japan shows off new technology as G20 leaders gather in Osaka

  • Robotic hands and machines for cleaning up space go on display at International Exhibition Centre
  • Event designed to show ‘innovation can help drive economic growth’
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Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (centre) visits the technology show at the International Exhibition Centre in Osaka. Photo: EPA-EFE
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