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  • The Future of Asia 2017

    Experts call for larger Chinese role in taming Pyongyang

    TOKYO -- Defense experts gathered here at the Future of Asia conference agreed that China needs to be more involved in pressuring North Korea to stop its nuclear tests and missile launches, but differed on how to do it."It seems more difficult to re

    June 6, 2017 07:57 pm JST
  • The Future of Asia 2017

    World Bank's Levy calls for new type of globalism

    TOKYO -- Asia should champion a new form of globalism, such as one that facilitates cross-border infrastructure investments, World Bank Managing Director Joaquim Levy said in a speech at the 23rd International Conference on the Future of Asia on Tue

    June 6, 2017 12:21 pm JST
  • The Future of Asia 2017

    Thai Deputy PM: Recent global changes present chance to 'reorder' the world

    TOKYO -- Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said that the world has recently undergone enormous changes, as evidenced by rising protectionism and increased tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Speaking at the annual Future of Asia conferenc

    June 6, 2017 11:29 am JST
  • The Future of Asia 2017

    Beware of robots, says Indonesian Vice President Kalla

    TOKYO -- Sophisticated automation technology, such as robotics, could spell disaster for the world economy, Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla said at a forum in Tokyo on Monday."If advanced economies decide to use robots and automation technolog

    June 6, 2017 08:00 am JST
  • Samsung readies big investment in Indian output

    SEOUL/NEW DELHI -- Samsung Electronics will spend around 700 billion won ($625 million) to boost production in India, aiming to fortify its position in an economy growing even faster than China.The South Korean electronics titan plans to expand a ma

    June 6, 2017 04:43 am JST
  • Russia offers South Korean shipbuilders hope

    SEOUL -- Struggling South Korean shipbuilders are finding opportunities in Russia, with the recent delivery of the world's first icebreaking liquefied natural gas carrier there as well as the launch of a joint venture with a local shipping company.R

    June 5, 2017 09:03 pm JST
  • The Future of Asia 2017

    Indonesia has 'lost interest' in TPP without US, vice president says

    TOKYO -- Indonesia has lost its motivation to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, due to the U.S. withdrawal from the trade pact, the Southeast Asian country's vice president told the Nikkei Asian Review in an interview on Monday."The allure of the

    June 5, 2017 06:38 pm JST
  • The Future of Asia 2017

    Threats to free trade 'cannot be taken lightly,' ASEAN chief warns

    TOKYO -- The chief of Southeast Asia's regional bloc on Monday pushed back against the emerging anti-globalization mood, stressing a commitment to continued economic integration and open trade.Le Luong Minh, a veteran Vietnamese diplomat who became

    June 5, 2017 04:22 pm JST
  • Interview

    Moon adviser says only government can create jobs

    SEOUL -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in has promised government-led job creation as the centerpiece of his economic policy agenda. But his focus on the government's role is not sitting well with companies.In a recent interview with The Nikkei, Y

    June 5, 2017 03:00 pm JST
  • An animated look at how Asia has changed over 50 years

    Asia has changed considerably since the Association of Southeast Asian Nations came together as a political bloc in August 1967. But how can we get a sense of the pace and direction of that change? Inspiration comes from the Gapminder Foundation,

    June 5, 2017 08:00 am JST
  • N. Korea denounces new U.N. sanctions imposed over missile launch

    BEIJING (Kyodo) -- North Korea on Sunday denounced the new sanctions imposed two days earlier by the U.N. Security Council after Pyongyang conducted a ninth ballistic missile test this year in defiance of earlier U.N. resolutions.On Friday, the U.N.

    June 4, 2017 10:48 pm JST
  • Shangri-La Dialogue focuses on terrorism in SE Asia

    SINGAPORE -- In the wake of the Manchester and London attacks, pipe bombs in Bangkok, suicide bombings in Jakarta, and a besieged city in the southern Philippines, Southeast Asian nations harbor few doubts about the likelihood of more terrorism ahea

    June 4, 2017 09:13 pm JST
  • North Korea pressures Moon to deliver on 2007 promises

    TOKYO -- North Korea continues to make provocative acts as it test-fires ballistic missiles despite fierce criticism from the international community. At the same time, Pyongyang has continued calling for new South Korean President Moon Jae-in to im

    June 4, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Japan, South Korea to keep sharing military intelligence

    SINGAPORE -- Tomomi Inada met with Han Min-koo here on Saturday in the first Japan-South Korea ministerial meeting since Moon Jae-in became South Korea's president last month.After the defense chiefs met, Japan's Inada said both agreed to keep in pl

    June 4, 2017 01:25 am JST
  • China avoids full confrontation with US

    SINGAPORE -- China and the U.S. did some verbal sparring here on Saturday during the 16th Asia Security Summit, also known as the Shangri-La Dialogue.It was up to He Lei, vice president of the Academy of Military Science of the Chinese People's Libe

    June 4, 2017 12:36 am JST
  • Mattis urges China to act on North Korea threat

    SINGAPORE -- James Mattis, the U.S. defense secretary, urged China to act against North Korea's nuclear program, describing the Kim Jong Un regime as a "clear and present danger" to U.S. national security.Mattis also spoke to the threat of terrorism

    June 4, 2017 12:21 am JST
  • North Korea called an immediate threat to region

    SINGAPORE -- Japan, South Korea and the U.S. on Saturday agreed to step up pressure on North Korea. The agreement came on the sidelines of the annual Shangri-La Dialogue.Tomomi Inada, Japan's defense minister; James Mattis, U.S. secretary of defense

    June 4, 2017 12:13 am JST
  • Mattis dials up US pressure on China over North Korea, South China Sea

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- The United States is encouraged by China's efforts to restrain North Korea but Washington will not accept Beijing's militarisation of islands in the South China Sea, U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday.The comme

    June 3, 2017 01:52 pm JST
  • Asia ramps up military spending as old order shakes

    SYDNEY -- Amid a sense that the post-1945 world strategic order is being shaken, governments across the Asia-Pacific region are building up defense forces and industrial back-up for possible future conflict, while struggling to cope with asymmetric

    June 3, 2017 05:23 am JST
  • Asian steel market braces for South Korea, China influx once again

    TOKYO -- The steel market is growing cautious as South Korea ships out more cheap exports amid weak domestic demand and concern grows that China could do the same if its economy slows down.Exports are already pushing into the Japanese market. In lat

    June 3, 2017 05:05 am JST