Chronologies

Japan - Southeast Asia

Chronology from May 2019 to May 2020


: Japan-Indonesia Leaders Telephone Talk is held between Abe and President Joko Widodo.

: Japan-Indonesia Leaders Telephone Talk is held between Abe and President Joko Widodo.

: Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-10) is held as a teleconference.

: Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-10) is held as a teleconference.

: Japan-Singapore Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Talk held between FM Motegi and FM Balakrishnan.

: Japan-Singapore Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Talk held between FM Motegi and FM Balakrishnan.

: Motegi and Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh hold a telephone talk.

: Motegi and Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh hold a telephone talk.

: Japan-Indonesia Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Talk held between Motegi and Marsudi.

: Japan-Indonesia Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Talk held between Motegi and Marsudi.

: Japan and Laos sign and exchange notes concerning “The Project for Flood and Drought Management in the Mekong River Basin (2020-2023)” in Laos.

: Japan and Laos sign and exchange notes concerning “The Project for Flood and Drought Management in the Mekong River Basin (2020-2023)” in Laos.

: World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a “pandemic.”

: World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a “pandemic.”

: JMOD holds 4th Seminar for Air Rescue to the Vietnam Air Defense and Air Force officers.

: JMOD holds 4th Seminar for Air Rescue to the Vietnam Air Defense and Air Force officers.

: JMOD and JSDF provide HA/DR capacity-building program for Indonesian defense officers.

: JMOD and JSDF provide HA/DR capacity-building program for Indonesian defense officers.

: JMOD/JSDF conducts 3rd Japan-ASEAN Invitation Program on HA/DR with ASEAN member states militaries.

: JMOD/JSDF conducts 3rd Japan-ASEAN Invitation Program on HA/DR with ASEAN member states militaries.

: JMOD holds HA/DR Engineering Equipment program for the Lao People’s Army.

: JMOD holds HA/DR Engineering Equipment program for the Lao People’s Army.

: Japan decides to provide Cambodia, Laos, and the Philippines approximately 220,000 counter-COVID-19 items, such as isolation gowns through the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) via financial contributions.

: Japan decides to provide Cambodia, Laos, and the Philippines approximately 220,000 counter-COVID-19 items, such as isolation gowns through the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) via financial contributions.

: World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern.”

: World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern.”

: JMOD/JSDF holds Underwater Medicine Seminar in Myanmar for doctors and divers from Myanmar military.

: JMOD holds Aviation Meteorology Seminar as part of capacity building for the Myanmar Air Force (MAF).

: JMOD/JSDF holds Underwater Medicine Seminar in Myanmar for doctors and divers from Myanmar military.

: JMOD holds Aviation Meteorology Seminar as part of capacity building for the Myanmar Air Force (MAF).

: Japan appreciates submission of the Final Report by the Independent Commission of Enquiry about human rights violations in the northern part of Rakhine State.

: Japan appreciates submission of the Final Report by the Independent Commission of Enquiry about human rights violations in the northern part of Rakhine State.

: Motegi meets with Thai FM Paramudwinai in Thailand.

: Motegi meets with Thai FM Paramudwinai in Thailand.

: JMOD/JMSDF hold a capacity building program on Underwater Medicine to the Armed Force of Myanmar.

: JMOD/JMSDF hold a capacity building program on Underwater Medicine to the Armed Force of Myanmar.

: Japan-Indonesia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (Japan-Indonesia Ministerial-Level Strategic Dialogue) held in Indonesia between FM Motegi and FM Marusdi.

: The third Japan-Indonesia Maritime Forum is held in Indonesia.

: Japan-Indonesia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (Japan-Indonesia Ministerial-Level Strategic Dialogue) held in Indonesia between FM Motegi and FM Marusdi.

: Motegi meets Philippines FM Teodoro Lopez Locsin, Jr. Both sign and exchange notes on a yen loan for “Metro Manila Priority Bridges Seismic Improvement Project (Second Term).”

: Japan and Vietnam exchange notes concerning provision of Japan’s grant to Vietnam on “the Economic and Social Development Programme.”

: JMOD holds a Cyber Security Seminar as part of capacity building program to the Vietnam People’s Armed Forces.

: Motegi meets Philippines FM Teodoro Lopez Locsin, Jr. Both sign and exchange notes on a yen loan for “Metro Manila Priority Bridges Seismic Improvement Project (Second Term).”

: JMOD holds a Cyber Security Seminar as part of capacity building program to the Vietnam People’s Armed Forces.

: Japan-Thailand Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is held in Thailand between Motegi and FM Pramudwinai.

: Japan-Thailand Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is held in Thailand between Motegi and FM Pramudwinai.

: Japan-Vietnam Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and Working Lunch is held in Vietnam between Motegi and Vietnam’s DPM/FM Pham Binh Minh.

: Japan-Vietnam Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and Working Lunch is held in Vietnam between Motegi and Vietnam’s DPM/FM Pham Binh Minh.

: Japan-Indonesia Defense Ministerial Meeting is held in Japan between DM Kono and DM Prabowo Subianto.

: Japan-Indonesia Defense Ministerial Meeting is held in Japan between DM Kono and DM Prabowo Subianto.

: Japan-Cambodia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is held at the ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Spain between FM Motegi and DPM/FM Sokhonn.

: Japan-Cambodia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is held at the ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Spain between FM Motegi and DPM/FM Sokhonn.

: Japan-Malaysia Defense Ministerial Meeting is held in Qatar between DM Kono and Malaysia Defense Minister Mohamad bin Sabu.

: Japan-Malaysia Defense Ministerial Meeting is held in Qatar between DM Kono and Malaysia Defense Minister Mohamad bin Sabu.

: JMOD/JMSDF hold a workshop on Undersea Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Clearance to Vietnam People Navy officers.

: JMOD/JMSDF hold a workshop on Undersea Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Clearance to Vietnam People Navy officers.

: Japan-Indonesia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is held in Japan between FM Motegi and Indonesian Foreign Minister Marsudi at the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting.

: Japan-Indonesia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is held in Japan between FM Motegi and Indonesian Foreign Minister Marsudi at the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting.

: Japan-Singapore Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is held between FM Motegi and FM Balakrishnan at the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting.

: JMOD provides HA/DR capacity-building program for Indonesian defense officers.

: JMOD provides HA/DR capacity-building program for Indonesian defense officers.

: Japan-Indonesia Defense Ministerial Meeting is held in Thailand between DM Taro Kono and Indonesia’s Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto.

: Japan-Indonesia Defense Ministerial Meeting is held in Thailand between DM Taro Kono and Indonesia’s Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto.

: Bilateral Defense Ministerial Meeting is held in Thailand between Japan and Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.

: Bilateral Defense Ministerial Meeting is held in Thailand between Japan and Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.

:        The 22nd Japan-ASEAN Summit Meeting is held in Thailand.

:  The 22nd Japan-ASEAN Summit Meeting is held in Thailand.

:  Abe meets Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.

: JMOD provides a HA/DR training program to the Lao People’s Army.

: JMOD provides a HA/DR training program to the Lao People’s Army.

: Eleventh Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting held in Thailand.

: Eleventh Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting held in Thailand.

: ASEAN Plus Three held in Thailand and issues Leaders’ Statement on Connecting the Connectivities Initiative. Bilateral summits between Japan and Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam are also held.

: Abe meets H.E. Halimah Yacob, president of the Republic of Singapore; and His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam.

: Abe meets H.E. Halimah Yacob, president of the Republic of Singapore; and His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam.

: Japan-Thailand Summit Meeting held in Japan between Abe and Prayut Chan-o-cha.

: Japan holds Ceremonies of the Accession to the Throne of His Majesty the Emperor, while PM Abe meets HM Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath NORODOM Sihamoni, King of Cambodia; and His Majesty Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah, The Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia XVI.

: Japan holds Ceremonies of the Accession to the Throne of His Majesty the Emperor, while PM Abe meets HM Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath NORODOM Sihamoni, King of Cambodia; and His Majesty Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah, The Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia XVI.

: Japan-Brunei Foreign Ministers Meeting held between Motegi and Foreign Minister Dato Erywan.

: Japan-Brunei Foreign Ministers Meeting held between Motegi and Foreign Minister Dato Erywan.

: Abe meets Aung San Suu Kyi.

: JMOD provides HA/DR capacity-building program to the Lao People’s Army.

: JMOD provides HA/DR capacity-building program to the Lao People’s Army.

: Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu meets Myanmar’s Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.

: Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu meets Myanmar’s Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.

: JMOD holds Aviation Meteorology Seminar as its capacity building program for the Myanmar Air Force (MAF).

: JMOD holds Aviation Meteorology Seminar as its capacity building program for the Myanmar Air Force (MAF).

: Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) conducts anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise in South China Sea with submarine Kuroshio and three destroyers, Kaga, Inazuma, and Suzutsuki.

: Tenth Japan-Cambodia Human Rights Dialogue is held.

: Tenth Japan-Cambodia Human Rights Dialogue is held.

: Japan-Philippines Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held between Kono and Philippine Foreign Minister Teodoro Lopez Locsin Jr.

: Japan-Philippines Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held between Kono and Philippine Foreign Minister Teodoro Lopez Locsin Jr.

: Japan-Brunei Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held between Kono and Brunei Foreign Minister II Dato Erywan.

: Japan-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting held in Thailand.

: Japan-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting held in Thailand.

: Japan-Cambodia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held in Thailand between Kono and Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn.

: Kono meets Thai Foreign Minister Pramudwinai at the ASEAN-related Foreign Ministers Meetings.

: Japan-Malaysia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held in Thaialnd between Kono and Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abudullah at the ASEAN-related Foreign Ministers Meetings.

: JMOD holds cyber security seminar as part of capacity building program for Vietnam People’s Armed Forces.

: Kono meets Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

: Kono meets Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

: Japan-Viet Nam Foreign Ministers’ Working Dinner held in Thailand between Kono and Vietnam’s DPM/FM Pham Binh Minh at the ASEAN-related Foreign Ministers’ Meetings.

: Kono meets Myanmar’s Union Minister for the Office of the Union Government Min Thu.

: Kono meets Myanmar’s Union Minister for the Office of the Union Government Min Thu.

: JMOD and GSDF provide HA/DR capacity-building program for Philippines defense officers.

: JMOD and GSDF provide HA/DR capacity-building program for Philippines defense officers.

: Japan-Viet Nam Leaders’ Working Lunch held in Japan between PM Abe and Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

: Japan-Viet Nam Leaders’ Working Lunch held in Japan between PM Abe and Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

: Japan and Vietnam (1) exchange Memorandum of Cooperation on a Basic Framework for Proper Operation of the System pertaining to Foreign Human Resources with the Status of Residence of “Specified Skilled Worker” and (2) sign “the Treaty between Japan and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons.”

: Japan holds 2019 G20 Osaka summit.

: Japan-Thailand Summit Meeting is held between Abe and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at the G20 Osaka Summit.

: Japan holds 2019 G20 Osaka summit.

: Japan-Thailand Summit Meeting is held between Abe and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at the G20 Osaka Summit.

: Japan-Singapore Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is held in Japan between FM Kono and Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan at the G20 Osaka Summit.

: Japan-Indonesia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is held in Japan between FM Kono and Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi on the occasion of G20 Osaka Summit.

: Japan-Indonesia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is held in Japan between FM Kono and Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi on the occasion of G20 Osaka Summit.

: JMOD and Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) provide capacity building assistance (engineering training) to the Cambodian Military.

: JMOD and Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) provide capacity building assistance (engineering training) to the Cambodian Military.

: Eighth Meeting of Japan-Philippines Joint Committee on Infrastructure Development and Economic Cooperation is held.

: Eighth Meeting of Japan-Philippines Joint Committee on Infrastructure Development and Economic Cooperation is held.

: Japan-Philippines Summit Meeting is held in Japan between Abe and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.

: Japan-Philippines Summit Meeting is held in Japan between Abe and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.

: Japan-Cambodia Leaders’ Working Lunch is held in Japan between PM Abe and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, attending the signing of the Exchange of Notes on grant aid projects, “The Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship” and “The Construction Support of Container Freight Station in Sihanoukville Autonomous Port Special Economic Zone (The Economic and Social Development Programme).

: Japan-Malaysia Summit Meeting is held in Japan between PM Abe and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and issues “Japan-Malaysian Cooperation—Look East Policy Revisited in the New Era.”

: Japan-Laos Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is held between Kono and Laotian Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommaith.

: Kono meets Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister/Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in Japan.

: Kono meets Myanmar’s Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor Kyaw Tint Swe.

: Abe meets Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister/Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in Japan.

: Abe meets Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister/Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in Japan.

: Japan-Laos Leaders’ Working Lunch held in Japan between Abe and Laos’ prime minister, attending signing of the “Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship.”

: Japan-Vietnam Foreign Ministers’ Working Lunch is held in Japan between Kono and Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

: Eleventh Meeting of the Japan-Vietnam Cooperation Committee is held in Japan.

: Japan-Philippines Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is held in Japan between Kono and Philippines Foreign Secretary Teodoro Lopez Locsin Jr.

: Japan-Philippines Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is held in Japan between Kono and Philippines Foreign Secretary Teodoro Lopez Locsin Jr.

: Japan Ministry of Defense (JMOD) provides humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) capacity-building program for the Malaysian Armed Forces.

: Japan Ministry of Defense (JMOD) provides humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) capacity-building program for the Malaysian Armed Forces.

: Japan-Indonesia Summit Telephone Talk between Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo and Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

: Japan-Indonesia Summit Telephone Talk between Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo and Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

: Japan-Singapore Defense Ministerial Meeting is held between Japanese DM Iwaya and Singapore’s Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen.

: Japan-Thailand Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is held in Japan between Japanese Foreign Minister Kono Taro and Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai on the occasion of the 20th Thai Festival Tokyo 2019.

: Japan-Thailand Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is held in Japan between Japanese Foreign Minister Kono Taro and Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai on the occasion of the 20th Thai Festival Tokyo 2019.

: Japan-Vietnam Defense Ministerial Meeting is held in Vietnam between Japanese Defense Minister Iwaya Takeshi and Vietnam’s Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich.

: Japan-Vietnam Defense Ministerial Meeting is held in Vietnam between Japanese Defense Minister Iwaya Takeshi and Vietnam’s Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich.

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