Chronologies

Japan - Southeast Asia

Chronology from May 2021 to May 2022


: Japan-Indonesia Summit takes place between Kishida and President Jokowi. 

: Hayashi meets Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez. 

: Japan-Cambodia Summit takes place between Kishida and Prime Minister Hun Sen. 

: Japan-Laos Summit takes place between Kishida and Prime Minister Viphavanh.

: Japan-Singapore Partnership Programme for the 21st Century, JSPP21, takes place online.

: Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu meets Thai Deputy Minister/Energy Minister Supattanapong Pumeechaow.

: Quad representatives hold handover ceremony for COVID-19 vaccine donation to Thailand.

: Japan-Malaysia Summit phone call takes place between Kishida and Prime Minister Yaakob.

: 17th Japan-Singapore Military Medicine Dialogue takes place. 

: Quad countries (Japan-Australia-India-US) hold handover ceremony for COVID-19 vaccine donation to Cambodia.

: 1st Japan-Philippines Foreign and Defense Ministerial Meeting (2+2) takes place between Hayashi and Kishi and Foreign Secretary Locsin and Defense Secretary Lorenzana. 

: Japan-Philippines Foreign Ministers’ Meeting takes place between Hayashi and Foreign Secretary Locsin. 

: Japan-Philippines Defense Ministers’ Meeting takes place between Kishi and Defense Secretary Lorenzana. 

: Japan provides emergency grant aid for humanitarian assistance to populations affected by the coup in Myanmar. 

: Japan-Cambodia summit meeting takes place between Kishida and Prime Minister Hun Sen.

: Japan dispatches personnel to Independent Decommissioning Body in relation to the Mindanao Peace Process in the Philippines. 

: Former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo meets Malaysian Prime Minister Yaakob. 

: Japan-Indonesia summit phone call takes place between Kishida and President Jokowi.

: Japan-Indonesia Foreign Ministers’ phone call takes place between Japanese FM Hayashi and Indonesian FM Marsudi.

: Japan-Laos Summit phone call takes place between Kishida and Laotian Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh.

: 12th Meeting of the Japan-Philippines High Level Joint Committee on Infrastructure Development and Economic Cooperation takes place.

: Japan Ministry of Defense/ASDF conduct capacity-building activities on air rescue for Vietnam Air Defense-Air Force. 

: Courtesy call on Hayashi by Cambodian Lt. Gen. Hun Manet, commander of the Royal Cambodian Army, takes place.

: Japan Ministry of Defense conducts cyber security online seminar for ASEAN member states and the ASEAN Secretariat. 

: Japan’s Ministry of Defense, SDF, and Vietnam Peoples’ Navy hold online seminar on underwater medicine.

: Japan donates approximately 2.72 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Indonesia.

: Japan Ministry of Defense, SDF, and Vietnam People’s Navy hold online seminar on Underwater Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) clearance. 

: Japan-Cambodia Foreign Ministers’ phone call takes place between Hayashi and Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Sokhonn.

: Japan-Laos Foreign Ministers’ phone call takes place between Hayashi and Laotian Foreign Minister Saluemxay Kommasith.

: Japan-Brunei Defense Ministers’ video teleconference takes place between Kishi and Defense Minister Halbi.

: 6th Japan-Cambodia Politico-Military (PM) Dialogue takes place. 

: Japan-Philippines Foreign Ministers’ phone call takes place between Hayashi and Philippine Foreign Secretary Theodoro Locsin, Jr. 

: Japan-Malaysia summit phone call takes place between Kishida and Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

: Japan-Malaysia Foreign Ministers’ phone call takes place between Hayashi Yoshimasa and Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah.

: Japan-Singapore Foreign Ministers’ phone call takes place between FM Hayashi and Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan.

: Japan-Cambodia Leaders’ video conference takes place between Kishida and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. 

: Japan Ministry of Defense/SDF hold online meeting for knowledge/experience sharing about PKO missions with Vietnam. 

: Japan-Vietnam Foreign Ministers Meeting takes place between FM Hayashi and Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son.

: Japan-Vietnam Summit Meeting takes place between Kishida and Prime Minister Pham. 

: Japan-Vietnam Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters is signed. 

: Japan-Thailand summit phone call takes place between Kishida and Thai Prime Minister/ Defense Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. 

: Japan-Singapore summit phone call takes place between Kishida and Prime Minister Lee.

: Japan-Cambodia Foreign Ministers’ phone call takes place between FM Hayashi and Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn. 

: Japan-Indonesia summit phone call takes place between Kishida and Indonesian President Joko Widodo. 

: Japan-Philippines telephone summit takes place between Kishida and President Duterte.

: Japan-Thailand Foreign Ministers’ phone call takes place between Foreign Minister Hayashi Masayoshi and Thai Deputy Minister/Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai.

: Japan-Brunei Foreign Ministers’ phone call takes place between Hayashi and FM Erywan. 

: Japan’s Ministry of Defense, SDF, and Philippine Army conduct HA/DR training through the Japan-Philippine HA/DR Cooperation Project. 

: Japan-Vietnam Summit takes place between Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. 

: 24th ASEAN-Japan Summit Meeting takes place (online).  

: Japan-Brunei Foreign Ministers’ phone call takes place between Motegi and Foreign Minister Erywan.

: Japan’s Ministry of Defense, SDF, and Philippine Air Force hold first online “Subject Matter Expert Exchange on Aviation Medicine and Aeromedical Evacuation.” 

: Japan sends donations of approximately 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Brunei.

: Japan-Vietnam Summit phone call takes place between Suga and President Phuc.

: Meeting between Japan’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs Uto Takashi and Indonesian Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi.

: Japan-Brunei Foreign Ministers’ phone call takes place between Motegi and Foreign Minister Erywan.

: 11th Japan-Cambodia Human Rights Dialogue takes place. 

: Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force conducts Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021 (IPD21) by dispatching JS Kaga (DDH 184), JS Murasame (DD 101), and JS Shiranui (DD 120). 

: Japan-Brunei Foreign Ministers’ phone call takes place between Motegi and FM Erywan.

: 5th Japan-Thailand High Level Joint Commission takes place. 

: Japan-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (online) takes place. 

: 11th Meeting of the Japan-Philippines High Level Joint Committee on Infrastructure Development and Economic Cooperation takes place. 

: Japan and Thailand exchange memorandum regarding COVID-19 vaccine donation to Thailand. 

: Japan-Brunei Foreign Ministers’ Meeting takes place between Motegi and FM Erywan. 

: Japan-Indonesia Foreign Ministers’ meeting takes place between Motegi and Foreign Minister Marsudi.

: Japan-Cambodia Defense Ministers’ video teleconference takes place between Kishi and Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister/Defense Minister Tea Banh. 

: Japan-Laos Defense Ministers’ video teleconference takes place between Kishi and Laotian Deputy Prime Minister/Defense Minister Chansamone Chanyalath.

: Japan’s Ministry of Defense hosts seminar on Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HA/DR) for Lao People’s Army.

: Japan-Indonesia Foreign Ministers’ phone call takes place between Motegi and Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.

: Japan-Brunei Foreign Ministers’ phone call takes place between Motegi and Foreign Minister Erywan.

: Japan-Vietnam Defense Ministers’ video teleconference takes place between Kishi and Vietnamese Defense Minister Phan Van Giang. 

: Japan-Philippines Defense Ministers’ video teleconference takes place between Kishi and Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

: Japan-Brunei Foreign Ministers’ phone call takes place between Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu and Bruneian Foreign Minister II Erywan Yusof. 

: Japan-Singapore telephone summit takes place between Suga and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

: Japan-Thailand Defense Ministers’ video teleconference takes place between Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo and Prime Minister/Defense Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. 

: Japan-Brunei Defense Ministers’ video teleconference takes place between Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo and Bruneian Second Defense Minister Halbi Yussof.

: Japan-Philippines telephone summit takes place between Suga and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. 

: Japan-Vietnam telephone summit takes place between Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide and Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

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