Mekong industrial belt taking shape

Backed by their government, Japanese firms are pressing ahead with plans to link the burgeoning industrial complexes that line a 1,700-kilometer economic corridor that runs from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to a massive new port being constructed in Dawei, Myanmar. ...

Cam McGrath and Phun Chan Ousaphea

Japan becomes China’s business rival in Cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Sen returned Monday from a weekend in Japan that included a day-trip 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo to Yamaguchi Prefecture, home base of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. ...

James Brooke

Abe plans Mekong development to counter China

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet the leaders of five South-east Asian countries in Tokyo on Saturday to adopt a new three-year development strategy for the Mekong region — a move that will rival China’s rising economic clout in Asia. The plan is likely to ...

Today News Staff

Japan to send voter registration experts to Cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday returned from an international disaster management conference in Japan, where he secured a promise from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to help Cambodia with voter registration once new election laws come into effect, an official said. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Hun Sen, Abe agree to strengthen economic relations: report

Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe agreed Sunday to strengthen economic relations between the two countries, Jiji Press reported. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

Japanese follow-up team arrives in Cambodia

A group of Japanese experts arrived in Cambodia Tuesday for a two-day visit as a follow-up team regarding the needs survey implemented last May for electoral reform assistance to Cambodia. The team was led by Mr. Tadayuki MIYASHITA, Director, Country Assistance Planning Division I, International ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Cambodia denies backing Japan's plan to enhance military role

Cambodia vehemently denied that it has supported Japan‘s plan to enhance its military role, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday. “The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation wishes to strongly reject the recent publications of Kyodo ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodia backs enhanced security role for Japan

Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong expressed support Monday for Japan’s plan to give its Self-Defense Forces a greater role to contribute to global peace and stability, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said after meeting with his counterpart in Phnom Penh. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans ...

Global Post News Staff

Cambodia fights to balance Vietnam, China

When an ethnic Vietnamese crashed his motorcycle into an ethnic Khmer’s car in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district last Saturday night, he was attacked by Khmers shouting the racially charged term for Vietnamese — “yuon” — and beaten to death. That an ordinary traffic accident turned into ...

The China Post News Staff

Japan, U.S. to help empower women in Cambodia, Myanmar

The Japanese and U.S. governments are set to launch a joint project to help empower women in developing countries in Asia, including Cambodia and Myanmar, as well as Africa, officials of both governments said Saturday. The two governments came up with the project as both Prime ...

Global Post News Staff

Construction on $35 Million Hospital Set to Begin in April

Construction on Phnom Penh’s first international-standard critical-care center is expected to begin in April, and when completed it will offer state-of-the-art medical technology and highly trained staff, according to an official with the Japanese firm in charge of the project. “[Construction] is supposed to start from ...

Joshua Wilwohl

Cambodia Upgrades Diplomatic Relations With Japan

Prime Minister Hun Sen agreed to upgrade Cambodia’s diplomatic relations with Japan to a “strategic level” during talks in Tokyo on Sunday, but also thanked his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, for making efforts to mend relations with neighbor China, according to media reports. During a state ...

Phorn Bopha and Zsombor Peter

Cambodia, Japan agree to provide visa-free for diplomatic, service passport holders

Cambodia and Japan agreed to grant visa exemption to diplomatic and official passport holders, aiming at further enhancing bilateral ties and cooperation, said a press statement from the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday. The statement said the two countries have agreed to provide visa ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Hun Sen to pen accords with Abe

Infrastructure-funding agreements and a memorandum on military cooperation will be signed when Prime Minister Hun Sen visits Japan next week, the government said yesterday. The premier will meet his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, in Tokyo late next week, a statement released yesterday by the Ministry of ...

Cheang Sokha

Japan to Open ‘State-of-the-Art’ Hospital in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh could have its first international-standard medical facility if a Japanese plan to construct a critical-care center equipped with state-of-the-art medical technologies and highly trained doctors, nurses and surgeons goes ahead, according to local officials and Japanese government documents. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced ...

Joshua Wilwohl

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