Japan Pledges Support for ASEAN Development

    Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has pledged continued development support to member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations,

    reports. Hatoyama, speaking at the 12th ASEAN-Japan Summit in Thailand, also reaffirmed Japan's commitment to ease intraregional development gaps in Asia.

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