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Discourse: Japan’s future lies in ASEAN, envoy says

  • The Jakarta Post

| Fri, March 22 2013 | 12:21 pm

PREMIUM The year 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of ASEAN-Japan relations, which began in 1973 with the establishment of the ASEAN-Japan forum on synthetic rubber. Over the years, they have forged close cooperation on peace, stability, development and prosperity. They have also established a close business partnership, with total bilateral trade amounting to US$248 billion.

At present, Japan is em...