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(From The Yomiuri Shimbun/Daily Yomiuri)
Japan-ASEAN summit to include human rights
Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations plan to include the need to protect basic human rights in the Tokyo declaration to be adopted Friday after the Japan-ASEAN Commemorative Summit meeting, sources close to the government said Monday.
The two-day special summit meeting marking the 30th anniversary of exchanges between Japan and ASEAN member states will start Thursday at the State Guesthouse in Tokyo.
The Japanese government has called for the protection of basic human rights to be stipulated in the declaration.