Govt to give ASEAN $100 mil

The government plans to pledge an additional $100 million to help build an ASEAN community by 2015, at the special summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations scheduled to begin in Tokyo on Friday evening.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will announce the additional contribution to the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund, or JAIF, at a plenary session of the summit on Saturday, sources said.