Chronology of key events related to Japan-ASEAN relations

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The following is a chronology of key events concerning relations between Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

1967 -- Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand establish ASEAN.

1973 -- Japan-ASEAN cooperative partnership begins.

1977 -- Fukuda Doctrine issued, with Japan pledging not to become a military power again.

1985 -- Japanese firms accelerate investments in Southeast Asia following 1985 Plaza Accord.

1992 -- Japan hosts ministerial conference on reconstruction of Cambodia after end of civil war.

1999 -- Cambodia joins ASEAN, membership of regional bl...

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