Chronologies

Japan - Southeast Asia

Chronology from May 2020 to May 2021


: Japan-Vietnam Foreign Ministers’ telephone call between FM Motegi and Vietnamese FM Bui Thanh Son.

: Japan-Indonesia Foreign Ministers’ telephone call between FM Motegi and Indonesian FM Marsudi.

: Fourth Japan-ASEAN Seminar on HA/DR is held online as part of Japan’s capacity building program under the Vientiane Vision 2.0.

: Japan-Malaysia Defense Ministers’ telephone call between DM Kishi and Malaysian DM Ismail Sabri.

: Japan-Thailand Summit telephone call held between Suga and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

: Japan-Laos Summit telephone call between Suga and Laotian Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh.

: Suga receives courtesy call by Indonesian Foreign Minister Marsudi and Defense Minister Prabowo. Second Japan-Indonesia Foreign and Defense Ministerial Meeting (“2+2”) held in Japan.

: Japan-Indonesia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Japan conducted between Motegi and Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi. Japan-Indonesia Defense Ministers’ Meeting is held between Kishi and Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto.

: Japan-Vietnam leaders telephone call held between Suga and Vietnamese General Secretary Trong.

: Japan-Thailand foreign minister’s telephone call between Motegi and Thai Foreign Minister Don.

: Japan-Indonesia foreign minister’s telephone call held between Motegi and Indonesian Foreign Minister Marsudi.

: Japan-Brunei foreign minister’s telephone call conducted between Motegi and Bruneian Foreign Minister Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd Yusof.

: Japan-Indonesia foreign ministers’ telephone call between Motegi and Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.

: Japanese Ministry of Defense/Self-Defense Force holds online capacity building assistance to Cambodian Military Engineers for UN Peacekeeping Operations (Civil Engineering).

: Japan-Philippines leaders telephone call held between Suga and Philippine President Duterte.

: Japan-Singapore defense ministers’ video teleconference between Kishi and Singapore Defense Minister Ng.

: Japan-Vietnam defense ministers’ video teleconference conducted between Defense Minister Kishi and Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich.

: 23rd ASEAN+3 Summit Meeting and 15th East Asia Summit Meeting are held online.

: The 12th Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting is held online.

: The 23rd Japan-ASEAN Summit Meeting is held online.

: Japan-Indonesia defense ministers’ video teleconference between Kishi and Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo.

: Japan-Singapore Summit (by telephone) between Suga and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

: 10th Meeting of Japan-Philippines High Level Joint Committee on Infrastructure Development and Economic Cooperation is held.

: Japan-Philippines Defense Ministers’ video teleconference held between Japanese Defense Minister Kishi and Philippine Defense Minister Lorenzana.

: Japan-Thailand foreign ministers’ telephone call between Motegi and Thai Foreign Minister Don.

: Japan-Laos foreign ministers’ telephone call between Motegi and Laotian Foreign Minister Kommasith. Japan-Cambodia Foreign Ministers’ telephone call between Motegi and Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn.

: Japan-Indonesia Summit held in Indonesia between Suga and Indonesian President Widodo.

: Japan-Vietnam Summit conducted between PM Suga and Vietnamese PM Phuc. Suga meets Chairwoman of National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Vietnamese General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong. Suga makes courtesy call to Chairman of the Vietnam-Japan Parliamentary Friendship Association Pham Minh Chinh. Japan-Indonesia Foreign Ministers’ telephone call between FM Motegi and Indonesian FM Retno Marsudi. Japan-Singapore foreign ministers’ telephone call between Motegi and Singaporean Foreign Minister Balakrishnan.

: Japan-Indonesia Summit (by telephone) held between PM Suga and Indonesia President Joko Widodo.

: Japan-Vietnam Summit (by telephone) conducted between new Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

: 27th ASEAN Regional Forum is held online.

: Japan-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting and ASEAN+3 Foreign Ministers Meeting are held online.

: Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force’s “Indo-Pacific Deployment 2020” (IPD20) is held.

: Japan-Philippines Summit (by telephone) held between Abe and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

: Motegi holds meetings in Myanmar with State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and with Sr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing.

: Japan-Laos Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and working dinner held in Laos between Foreign Minister Motegi and Lao Foreign Minister  Saleumxay Kommasith. Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith receives a courtesy call by Motegi.

: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen receives a courtesy call from Motegi and hosts a working lunch. Japan-Cambodia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is held between Motegi and Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn.

: JapanMalaysia Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held between Motegi and Malaysia Foreign Minister Hishammuddin. Motegi met Senior Minister and MITI Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali.

: JapanSingapore Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and a working lunch held in Singapore between Motegi and Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan. Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong receives a courtesy call by Motegi.

: JapanIndonesia defense ministers’ video teleconference between Kono and Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo.

: JapanVietnam Summit telephone call between Prime Minister Abe and Vietnamese Prime Minister Phuc.

: JapanMalaysia defense ministers’ telephone call between Kono and Malaysian Defense Minister Sabri bin Yaakob.

: 13th Mekong-Japan Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is held online.

: JMOD holds first Professional Airmanship Program with military officers from ASEAN member states.

: JMOD holds first Professional Airmanship Program with military officers from ASEAN member states.

: JapanMyanmar foreign ministers’ telephone call between Motegi and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

: JapanThailand foreign ministers’ telephone call between Motegi and Indonesian Foreign Minister Don.

: JapanVietnam foreign ministers’ telephone call between Motegi and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

: JapanPhilippines foreign ministers’ telephone call between Motegi and Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin.

: JapanIndonesia defense ministers’ teleconference held between Kono and Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subiante. Japan-Malaysia Foreign Ministers’ telephone call  between Motegi and Malaysia FM Hishammuddin bin Tun Hussein. Japan-Singapore defense ministers’ teleconference held between Kono and Singaporean Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen.

: Japan-Thailand Foreign Ministers’ telephone call between Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu and Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai.

: JapanPhilippines Defense Ministers’ telephone call between Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono and Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

: JapanVietnam Summit (by telephone) is held between Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

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