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TOKYO (Nikkei)--A two-day international forum to discuss "The Future of Asia" opened in Tokyo Thursday with the region's top policymakers in attendance.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said Thursday that Japan should play a more active role in Asian security as countries here begin to move toward closer regional integration.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--The following is the official translation of a speech delivered by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Future of Asia international conference in Tokyo Thursday.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday proposed setting a target of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from present levels by 2050. In a major diplomatic initiative on how to cope with climate change after the Kyoto Protocol -- the landmark treaty on cutting heat-trapping gas emissions -- expires in 2012, Abe also said the U.S., China and India should be part of the new framework.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's call for a drastic cut in greenhouse gas emissions over the long term highlights his efforts to play a leading international role in combating global warming.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--The global community should strive to halve greenhouse gas emissions from current levels by 2050, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday at The Future of Asia, a conference sponsored by Nikkei Inc.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--The people of Japan should make lifestyle changes to help reduce greenhouse gases by 1kg a day per person, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said during a speech Thursday at The Future of Asia, a conference sponsored by Nikkei Inc.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to play a leading role in proposing worldwide greenhouse gas reductions may be aimed at boosting Japan's visibility on a major global issue.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Former South Korean Prime Minister Han Myeong-sook proposed Thursday the creation of an Asian environmental fund to share the cost of fighting global warming.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--India and Vietnam both plan to forge ahead with policies to widen market access to foreign capital and are eager to continue following their current growth tracks.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Former Assistant Secretary of Defense Joseph Nye said Friday that a long-term strategy is needed in order to make progress in resolving the nuclear standoff with North Korea.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Hidenao Nakagawa said Friday the government will consider using the sites of U.S. military bases in Okinawa and other places to promote its Asia Gateway initiative once the facilities are returned to Japanese control.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Han Seung-soo, former South Korean minister of foreign affairs and trade, on Friday proposed the creation of a multilateral security body for Northeast Asia similar to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Participants in a discussion on Asian currencies at Nikkei Inc.'s Future of Asia conference Friday expressed differing views on such issues as the Chinese yuan's ideal range and the introduction of an Asian currency unit.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Panelists discussing Asian energy security on Friday called for a framework in which nations in the region share oil reserves to deal with growing uncertainty in the Middle East.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's removal by a military coup last September was the one issue participants tiptoed around in Nikkei Inc.'s two-day Future of Asia conference.
TOKYO (Nikkei)--Analysts voiced concerns at Nikkei Inc.'s Future of Asia conference Friday over the feasibility of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's proposal the night before to halve global emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by 2050.
Panelists discussing economic and trade issues at "The Future of Asia" conference proposed various ideas for moving forward with the formation of an East Asia community.
Even among Asia's fast-growing economies, India's and Vietnam's have held outstanding positions, in terms of new investment destinations.
Ten years ago a harrowing financial crisis swept through East Asia and crushed the confidence of many countries. Today, however, the region is firmly back on an upward trajectory. In fact, East Asia is even more economically vigorous than it was before the crisis. What is more, trust and dependence are deepening between the region's nations.
The discussion on the security situation in East Asia during "The Future of Asia" conference revolved around the issue of a regional-security architecture. One panel's participants argued that the current six-nation talks on North Korea's nuclear ambitions could serve as a foundation for developing such an architecture.
Titles of speakers, names of companies, etc., were correct as of the time when the forum was held.