Ahead of the special summit between Japan and ASEAN = Association of Southeast Asian Nations to be held in Tokyo this month, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) recommended that the government promote cooperation in areas such as the development of transportation infrastructure and the strengthening of supply chains.
The Liberal Democratic Party's Japan-Global South Cooperation Headquarters compiled the recommendations ahead of the special Japan-ASEAN summit to be held in Tokyo from the 16th of this month, and handed them to Prime Minister Kishida at the Prime Minister's Office on July 7.
The proposal calls for promoting cooperation in areas such as the development of transportation infrastructure and the strengthening of supply chains in each country, as well as efforts to expand Japanese language education in order to stimulate people-to-people exchanges, especially among the younger generation.
After receiving the proposal, Prime Minister Kishida stated, "I would like to look back on the 50-year history of friendship and cooperation with ASEAN and discuss what direction we should take for the next 50 years."
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Hagiuda said, "I am worried that Asian countries are feeling distant from Japan, which is the only member of the G7, so I would like the government to re-establish the flag that it is Japan in Asia."