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Japan 'to pledge $20 bn aid to Asean'

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Japan will pledge $20 billion in aid to Southeast Asian countries at a 11-nation summit this weekend as it looks to shore-up ties in a region increasingly dominated by China, reports said Friday. 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends the 23rd summit of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Bandar Seri Begawan, on October 9, 2013

In a summit of Japan and 10 members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean), Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will announce 2 trillion yen ($20 billion) in loans and grants over five years, public broadcaster NHK and business daily Nikkei reported.

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