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Four decades of an ASEAN–Japan partnership

  • AKP Mochtan

Jakarta | Sat, January 19 2013 | 10:53 am

PREMIUM Forty years ago, in 1973, a nascent ASEAN comprising the association’s five founding members met with Japan to iron out issues relating to synthetic rubber production. It was an important undertaking. The ASEAN countries represented latex producers and Japan was the largest producer of synthetic rubber.

The talks were successful. Thereafter, ASEAN-Japan ties blossomed to form one of the m...