“Japanese political, government and business leaders have concluded that their nation’s economic future lies with Asia, the world’s fastest growing region, both as a market to sell to and as a platform in which to invest for research, development and manufacturing”
Source: Removing barriers to trade , investment and business
By Glen . S. Fukushima
East Asia Forum Quarterly, July – September, 2012. Vol 4. No. 3, page 12.