Rizal Zulkapli talked to Japanese Press Secretary and spokesperson of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Yasuhisa Kawamura on Malaysia-Japan Relationship. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2015 in Kuala Lumpur said that Tokyo is the best partner for Asia's transition to a new growth stage because it does not impose its will on the regions economies but rather works with them for mutual benefit. We Japanese do not impose ourselves on others. We take a long-term view, cultivating firm roots in a country. We think together and move forward together with the local people. This is how Japanese operate. Quoting Japanese ramen noodles as an example, Abe said the recipe for the popular Japanese dish in Malaysia has been refined to suit the local palette by using halal ingredients.