BANGKOK (Nikkei)--While the government of Myanmar is betting on foreign investment to drive its economic growth, the nation's limited business infrastructure may pose initial obstacles for Japanese companies and others eyeing an entry.
TOKYO (Kyodo)--Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left for Myanmar on Friday on a visit that will focus on additional Japanese support for reforms in the Southeast Asian country that has been opening up after years of military rule.
BANGKOK (Nikkei)--The U.S. administration of President Barack Obama is pursuing a three-pronged Myanmar policy of supporting President Thein Sein's democratic reforms, fine-tuning its staunch backing of prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and trying to forge closer ties with another opposition force.
TOKYO (Kyodo)--Japanese and Singaporean leaders agreed Wednesday to strengthen cooperation in the economy and security, while confirming plans to further promote trade and investment under a bilateral free trade agreement, the Foreign Ministry said.
TOKYO (Kyodo)--Japan and the Philippines agreed Wednesday to cooperate in helping boost the capacity of the latter's coast guard, following the recent dispatch of a fact-finding mission to eventually provide coast guard patrol ships to the Southeast Asian country.