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  • Suu Kyi seeks humility of NLD winners in general election

    YANGON (Kyodo) -- Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday told members of her party who won the Nov. 8 general election that they should be humble despite their triumph, according to participants of the meeting that was closed to the m

    November 29, 2015 12:19 pm JST
  • Japan-Myanmar

    Tokyo seeks closer ties with victorious NLD, offers expertise

    TOKYO -- The Japanese government has taken a step toward cementing ties with the National League for Democracy, following the party's landslide victory in Myanmar's Nov. 8 election. Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida met here Friday with Nyan Win, t

    November 28, 2015 07:41 am JST
  • Aladdin D. Rillo and Mercedita A. Sombilla

    Reinvigorating agricultural productivity in the Lower Mekong

    The green revolution has done wonders for Asia. Yields for most crops, particularly the region's main staple of rice, have doubled over recent decades. In the Lower Mekong Delta, considered to be Asia's rice bowl, the new technologies and crop strai

    November 27, 2015 01:00 pm JST
  • Southeast Asian economy

    Tepid consumption weighs on recovery

    MANILA -- Southeast Asian countries are struggling to put their economies back on a path of robust recovery as personal consumption loses steam and China's economic slowdown depresses exports. Gross domestic product in the region's five major ec

    November 27, 2015 07:05 am JST
  • Myanmar politics

    NLD, taking the reins of power

    YANGON -- Following a landslide victory in Nov. 8 polls, Nyan Win, spokesperson and a central executive committee member of the National League for Democracy (NLD), told the Nikkei Asian Review that he expects Japan to be the major investor in Myanm

    November 26, 2015 10:37 pm JST
  • Richard Lumb

    Bank boards in urgent need of tech-savvy directors

    There is no business sector that spends more on information technology than banking. But with the digital era disrupting the landscape, technology is causing an industry-wide identity crisis that must be addressed at board level. Traditionally,

    November 26, 2015 01:00 pm JST
  • Laos

    Chinese migration riles northern provinces

    BOKEO, Laos -- In any casual conversation, people in northern Laos will sooner or later broach the increasing Chinese economic presence in the provinces north of Luang Prabang. The process has accelerated in the last 10 years, and is remarkable for

    November 26, 2015 12:00 pm JST
  • ASEAN's economic integration still a work in progress

    KUALA LUMPUR Expectations are growing that the ASEAN Economic Community will provide renewed growth for members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The AEC will create a massive single market, with goods, money and people moving freely ac

    November 26, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Sea spats splitting Asia into pro-US, pro-China camps

    TOKYO Even as East Asian economies become increasingly integrated, fault lines are spreading throughout the region over competing sovereignty claims in the South China Sea. The potential for lasting divisions is mounting as countries are forced to s

    November 26, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • The new Nikkei Asian Review and Asia300

    Dear reader,The center of gravity of the global economy is shifting eastward, and it is easy to see why so many scholars and analysts are saying this will be the "Asian century." We started the Nikkei Asian Review in late 2013 because we wanted to b

    November 26, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Robert H. Taylor: Divided government haunts Myanmar's future

    With the results of Myanmar's Nov. 8 election now final, headlines worldwide have reinforced the sweeping victory of the National League for Democracy under its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and its right to form the next government. But the NLD-dominat

    November 26, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Laos on screen

    Ancient city stages film festival without a cinema

    LUANG PRABANG, Laos -- Cinema aficionados in Asia are buzzing about the Luang Prabang Film Festival, to be held Dec. 5-9 in this ancient town on the Mekong river. One of Asia's most ambitious cinematic events, it may be the world's only film festiva

    November 25, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • Maritime tentions

    Sea spats splitting Asia into pro-US, pro-China camps

    TOKYO -- Even as East Asian economies become increasingly integrated, fault lines are spreading throughout the region over competing sovereignty claims in the South China Sea. The potential for lasting divisions is mounting as countries are forced t

    November 25, 2015 12:00 pm JST
  • East Asia Summit

    Leaders voice 'serious concerns' over South China Sea situation

    SINGAPORE -- ASEAN and other leaders expressed "serious concerns" about China's island-building in the South China Sea, according to a statement released Tuesday after Sunday's East Asia Summit. Leaders from 18 countries, including members of th

    November 25, 2015 02:14 am JST
  • Angkor Photo Festival

    In Cambodia, photographers are creating a community

    The Angkor Photo Festival is putting Asia's new generation of photographers on the map. Southeast Asia's longest running photo event was born on the streets of Cambodia's Siem Reap in 2005. Since then, it has been changing the lives of both loca

    November 24, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • Adam Schwarz

    Myanmar under the NLD: an investor's view

    In the eyes of investors, Aung San Suu Kyi has one pressing priority after the stunning victory of her National League for Democracy party in Myanmar's Nov. 8 polls: clarifying her party's economic reform program, including its position on foreign i

    November 23, 2015 06:00 pm JST
  • East Asia Summit

    Loose alliance undermines ASEAN's regional clout

    KUALA LUMPUR -- The summit of East Asian countries that concluded here Sunday ended up highlighting the fragile unity among ASEAN members. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations declared the launch of an integrated economic community at the

    November 23, 2015 03:45 am JST
  • East Asia Summit

    South China Sea issue trumps terrorism

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Pushing global terrorism into the background, the simmering South China Sea territorial dispute dominated discussions Sunday at the East Asia Summit that brought together world powers -- including China, Japan and the U.S. -- and the

    November 22, 2015 11:49 pm JST
  • Sean Turnell

    Myanmar's democracy dividend begins with an economic re-boot

    The stunning victory of Myanmar's National League for Democracy in the country's Nov. 8 election was, above all, an expression of the people's desire for freedom. Inspired by the NLD's message of "change," it also reflected a yearning to rise ab

    November 22, 2015 10:45 pm JST
  • Kavi Chongkittavorn

    ASEAN ponders China-Taiwan relations

    As regional leaders met with global counterparts in Kuala Lumpur ahead of the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit Saturday, one issue loomed large over the gathering: regional relations with China. So far, while economic ties betwee

    November 22, 2015 09:50 pm JST