Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) shakes hands with Philippine President Benigno Aquino at the start of their working lunch at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo December 13, 2013. ... more 
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) shakes hands with Philippine President Benigno Aquino at the start of their working lunch at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo December 13, 2013. Japan is boosting bilateral currency swaps with some Southeast Asian nations ahead of its weekend summit meeting with leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Tokyo, Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday. The deals come at a time when Abe hopes the Japan-ASEAN summit - which does not involve China or South Korea - will promote closer ties with Southeast Asia. REUTERS/Koji Sasahara/Pool (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) less 
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