Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: Reuters Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: Reuters
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: Reuters
David Arase
Opinion

Opinion

David Arase

Can Japan persuade Southeast Asia not to break the rules-based order as China dangles cash?

  • Japan needs global rules to prosper; China has shown a willingness to break them
  • Now Tokyo is stepping up engagement with Southeast Asia in an effort to ensure regional states don’t do the same

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: Reuters Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: Reuters
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: Reuters
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