JAPAN

Taipei on top of Hong Kong’s favourite travel destination

Hong Kong – According to the latest Hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI), Hong Kong travellers’ top 3 favourite overseas destinations in the first half of 2014 are within the Asia-Pacific regions, which are namely Taipei, Seoul and Osaka.Compared with the … Continue reading Taipei on top of Hong Kong’s favourite travel destination

Vietnamese PM says willing to strengthen ties with Japan

Hanoi – Vietnam attaches great importance to the relations with Japan and is willing to make the bilateral ties more intensive, practical and efficient, said Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Friday. Dung made the remarks while receiving visiting Japanese … Continue reading Vietnamese PM says willing to strengthen ties with Japan

AirAsia taking second shot at Japan in tie-up with Rakuten

Kuala Lumpur/Tokyo – Asia’s largest budget carrier, AirAsia Bhd, is giving the lucrative Japanese air travel market a second crack in a partnership with Rakuten, Japan’s biggest online retailer, to form a new budget carrier – AirAsia Japan. The Malaysia-based … Continue reading AirAsia taking second shot at Japan in tie-up with Rakuten

JICA Commits to Promote Cooperation with ASEAN

Jakarta –  The Japanese Government is enhancing its cooperation with ASEAN. Mr. Nakagawa Hiroaki, the newly appointed Principal Representative for ASEAN Coordination of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), confirmed this today during a meeting with the Secretary-General of ASEAN, Le Luong Minh at … Continue reading JICA Commits to Promote Cooperation with ASEAN

Myanmar, Japan to establish Asia specialty education center

Yangon – Myanmar and Japan have signed a memorandum of understanding on establishing Asia Specialty Education Center (ASEC) in Nay Pyi Taw, state media reported Tuesday.The ASEC center will be jointly set up by the Department of Technical and Vocational Education … Continue reading Myanmar, Japan to establish Asia specialty education center

Japan to waive visas for Indonesian, Filipino and Vietnamese travelers

Tokio – The government and the ruling coalition are making arrangements to waive visas for tourists from the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam as one of the initiatives in a revised action plan due out in June to make Japan a … Continue reading Japan to waive visas for Indonesian, Filipino and Vietnamese travelers

President Obama on Trip to Asia arrives in Tokyo

Tokyo – President Obama arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday to begin an eight-day tour of Asian allies designed to assure leaders that they have a strong U.S. backup at a time of rising tensions in the region.Obama went directly to his … Continue reading President Obama on Trip to Asia arrives in Tokyo

ASEAN to Dialogue with Japanese Business Community

Jakarta – Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN, held discussions with Mr. Setsuo Iuchi, Chief Representative for ASEAN and South Asia of Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) yesterday on the forthcoming 7th Dialogue between the ASEAN SG and the Federation … Continue reading ASEAN to Dialogue with Japanese Business Community