Japan has made another move to further tighten its relationship with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

On the contrary, an increasingly prosperous ASEAN will open up countless business opportunities for Japanese businesses.

Not only that, ASEAN will also be even more attractive to Japanese businesses when it completes the construction of the ASEAN Community at the end of this year.

Not only in the field of investment and trade, ASEAN also plays a vital role in Japan’s national security.

For a long time now, Japan has repeatedly officially voiced concerns that sovereignty disputes in the East Sea will erupt into conflict.

Freedom of maritime trade is a prerequisite for all Asia-Pacific countries to prosper.