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TOKYO (Nikkei)- Government officials from Southeast Asian nations on Thursday called on advanced industrialized nations and international financial bodies to take a more flexible view on assistance to hard-hit nations in the wake of the region's economic crisis.
TOKYO (Nikkei)-A group of specialists from around the world should hold discussions on nuclear disarmament within a year in conjunction with government-level talks on nuclear nonproliferation, Foreign Minister Keizo Obuchi said on Thursday. Obuchi also said he plans to lobby for dialogue between India and Pakistan at the emergency G-8 meeting of foreign ministers to be held in the U.K. on June 12.
TOKYO (Nikkei)-Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto Thursday proposed creation of an international framework to prevent India and Pakistan from exporting nuclear and missile-related technology and devices. He also urged early implementation by the U.S. and Russia of provisions discussed during the second Strategic Arms Reduction Talks to demonstrate the nuclear powers' tangible efforts toward disarmament.
TOKYO (Nikkei)-Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Eisuke Sakakibara, Japan's Vice Finance Minister for International Affairs, discussed changes the Asian financial crisis could bring about during keynote addresses at a Nikkei conference on the future of Asia that began Thursday in Tokyo.
TOKYO (Nikkei)-Speakers at "The Future of Asia" conference sponsored by Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc. agreed Friday that the Asian management style has to change.
TOKYO (Nikkei)-Japan and China are key players for leading economic growth and market expansion in East Asia, said Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Domingo Siazon on Friday in his keynote address to the "The Future of Asia" conference sponsored by Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc. Cooperation between Japan, the U.S. and China is important in putting the region back on track and dealing with the political and economic effects of structural reforms, he said.
Key government and business leaders at Nikkei's 4th International Conference on the Future of Asia underscored the need to examine and improve the global financial system.
Political and business leaders at Nikkei's 4th International Conference on the Future of Asia last week called on Japan to play a larger role in pulling the region out of its economic slump. Some speakers predicted that the region would ride out the current crisis in a few years while others saw bleaker prospects for the near future.
Titles of speakers, names of companies, etc., were correct as of the time when the forum was held.