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  • ASEAN countries at impasse on North Korea

    MANILA -- Association of Southeast Asian Nations members are reportedly at odds over how to address mounting international controversies over North Korea at an upcoming summit after the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother

    April 27, 2017 05:20 am JST
  • Aung Naing Oo

    Myanmar peace process lurches toward next phase

    Myanmar's troubled peace negotiations with armed ethnic groups, aimed at ending 70 years of civil conflict in Myanmar, are causing problems for the government led by Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy.Under a framework agreement betwee

    April 25, 2017 03:00 pm JST
  • ASEAN easing stance on China's maritime encroachment

    MANILA -- As leaders of Southeast Asian nations prepare to meet for an annual summit starting Wednesday, their collective stance against China's territorial ambitions appears to have grown markedly softer, reflecting delicate balancing acts by count

    April 25, 2017 07:00 am JST
  • Kavi Chongkittavorn

    Pence puts Trump administration on right foot with ASEAN

    During his week-long trip to four major Asia-Pacific countries, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivered a strong message of a continued U.S. security commitment to the region and a firm stance on trade issues in line with U.S. President Donald Trum

    April 23, 2017 06:10 pm JST
  • AI now and tomorrow

    Is your job robot-ready?

    TOKYO -- Robots are making people redundant, and you may be next.Once a flight of fancy, we are now in an age where workers of all stripes, including professionals and white-collar workers, could be on the receiving end of pink slips thanks to robot

    April 22, 2017 10:00 pm JST
  • Cambodia taps Japanese blockchain tech for payment system

    TOKYO -- The National Bank of Cambodia will develop a blockchain-based payment system with help from a Japanese financial technology startup to offer people a secure, low-cost way of sending and receiving money.The central bank, which doubles as the

    April 21, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Foreign ministers of US, ASEAN to meet in May

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of State on Thursday said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will chair a meeting with his counterparts from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, to be held on May 4 in the U.S. capital.The foreign ministers wi

    April 21, 2017 10:30 am JST
  • Tea Leaves

    The politics of elephants in the room

    I grew up in a corner of Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, where a domesticated elephant was a regular presence in daily life. "Our" elephant belonged to the Buddhist temple near our home. On some mornings, it would lumber past our front gate, the ch

    April 20, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • A new Myanmar oil pipeline helps China dodge US influence

    SHANGHAI/YANGON China has taken a major step forward in its quest for energy security by opening an oil pipeline through Myanmar, a cross-border project that also underscores the two countries' increasingly close ties.Chinese President Xi Jinping an

    April 20, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • The politics of elephants in the room

    I grew up in a corner of Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, where a domesticated elephant was a regular presence in daily life. "Our" elephant belonged to the Buddhist temple near our home. On some mornings, it would lumber past our front gate, the ch

    April 20, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Foreign investment booms in Myanmar telecoms

    BANGKOK -- Overseas companies spent big on building mobile phone infrastructure in Myanmar over the past year, while they took a break from exploring oil and gas.Foreign investment in Myanmar's transportation and telecommunications sectors surged to

    April 20, 2017 03:00 am JST
  • Tepco, Toshiba to manage power grids in Cambodia

    TOKYO -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings will team with Toshiba to manage power grids in Cambodia, hoping to secure a new earnings source as the utility grapples with soaring cleanup costs for the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.T.T. Network Infr

    April 18, 2017 06:10 am JST
  • Debt and corruption muddy US-Cambodia relations

    SINGAPORE -- In contrast to the anguish and astonishment expressed in many national capitals, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen welcomed Donald Trump's election as U.S. president in November. While the warm response augured well for Phnom Penh's oft

    April 15, 2017 12:00 am JST
  • Insuring Cambodia: Manulife, Prudential and peers move into a ripe new market

    PHNOM PENH -- At the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in central Phnom Penh, Cheum Sor, 61, is lying on the hospital floor with an intravenous drip attached to his arm. The gloomy, crowded ward does not have any air conditioning or even a nurse call

    April 14, 2017 12:10 pm JST
  • Harsh rules running ride apps off the road in Southeast Asia

    JAKARTA -- New government regulations and outright crackdowns on drivers are threatening to choke the growth of ride-hailing apps in Southeast Asia.Going viralThe apps, a prime example of the sharing economy, were expanding rapidly in the region up

    April 13, 2017 11:34 am JST
  • ASEAN and Japan aim to foster startups in Southeast Asia

    TOKYO Venture capital investment is booming in Southeast Asia, boding well for the region's startups. And there is greater scope for collaboration between businesses in the region and in Japan to make innovation happen.That was the message at the AS

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Price spikes feared as Asia's aging oil fields dry up

    SINGAPORE A global focus on rising oil output in the U.S. has overshadowed an important trend elsewhere in the market. Falling oil production in Asia is forecast to accelerate as major fields dry up, which will stiffen demand for foreign barrels and

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • South Korea's export recovery is on thin ice

    HONG KONG Despite a sustained rebound in exports since November, South Korea's manufacturing ended the first quarter with even more contraction, thanks to a souring relationship with its biggest trading partner China and political uncertainty at hom

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • The ADB forecasts the slowest Asian growth since 2001

    MANILA Asia's growth will fall to its slowest pace since 2001 this year amid policy uncertainty in advanced economies and an outflow of capital, according to the Asian Development Bank.In its 2017 Asian Development Outlook, released on April 6, the

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • The Cambodian LGBT community's long fight

    PHNOM PENH Sou Sotheavy has been sitting for barely 30 minutes when she lights a third cigarette, apparently unconcerned about the recent heart problems she has suffered."In 1978, I was forced to get married to a woman," the 77-year-old Sotheavy rec

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST