The Jakarta Post (Indonesia)

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesians have long been familiar with all things Japanese especially in the pop-culture realm, from various manga and anime series, super heroes and samurais to retail, fashion and food. The industrial sector is also full of Japan’s top manufacturers of products including automobiles and electronic home appliances.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The Indonesian government has decided to prepare a form of sanction as part of the upcoming establishment of regional ease of doing business (EODB) task forces in a bid to improve the business environment across the archipelago, a high-ranking minister has said.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is to embark on a diplomatic tour of five member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) next week in a bid to strengthen Indonesia’s strategic partnership in the Indo-Pacific region.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The woodcarvings of the Asmat people of Papua are world famous. But it has been the shocking reports of the death of over 65 infants mainly from malnutrition and measles that have turned the spotlight on the regency’s health conditions.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesia is urging Asean’s newly appointed Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi to be more assertive in promoting human rights in the region.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The banking industry is expected to be more flexible in managing its liquidity and boost loan disbursement following the central bank’s decision to ease a policy on the liquidity management of lenders.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Once known for being against allowing a minister to hold two positions, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has welcomed a political party executive to his Cabinet, bringing his commitment into question.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - AirAsia will move its international flight departures to Terminal 3 of Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesia plans to export LNG to Pakistan and Bangladesh with the trading value of US$6 billion for each country.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Recovery from trauma needs a degree of closure. One painful period that came to light recently was the revolutionary era following Indonesia’s declaration of independence.