Kyodo News, Tokyo
Japan inks FTA with Brunei for stable energy supply
18 June 2007
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah signed a free trade agreement between their countries in Tokyo on Monday, with Japan seeking stable energy supply from the resource-rich Southeast Asian nation.
This is the first FTA in which Japan has successfully included provisions on energy. Almost 100 percent of Japan’s imports from Brunei are oil and natural gas.