• Obama’s missed Asia trip is no disaster—if he follows up strong (new at China-US Focus)

    In my latest piece for China-US Focus, I look at the impact of Obama’s decision to cancel planned travel to Asia and suggest that he can make up for missed opportunities. Obama’s Missed Asia Trip Is No Disaster—If He Follows Up Strong As the financial crisis gripped the United States in September 2008, Senator John McCain “suspended” […]

  • Abe, MoFA Aim For High-Level Meetings

    Japan’s Foreign Ministry is looking to arrange high-level meetings with South Korean and Chinese officials in November at the APEC forum in Hanoi and at the ASEAN+3 meeting in December. The lead candidate for LDP president, Abe Shinzo, said on Aug. 3 he would work as prime minister to resume top-level summits with Chinese leaders. […]

  • Brief: Japan In ASEAN+3 Logistics Push

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Japan will push for a joint study with Asean on an efficient regional logistic network which includes a future logistic map between Asean and China, Japan and South Korea in efforts to expedite and enhance the movement of goods within the region. Japan, a key dialogue partner of Asean with […]