March 26, 2022
Japan and Australia Should Sanction the Myanmar Military
By Elaine Pearson and Teppei Kasai
Betting on ASEAN’s fruitless diplomacy undermines international action.
March 18, 2022
Japan, ASEAN and the Importance of Grassroots Diplomacy
By SUKEGAWA Seiya
A new survey shows the importance for Tokyo of keeping the ASEAN public in mind.
May 26, 2021
On Myanmar, Japan Must Lead by Example
By Yusuke Watanabe
“Japan must position itself as a bridge between the Tatmadaw and the United States and other democratic countries rather than blindly aligning itself with the Western policy of regime change.”
May 13, 2021
Japan’s Ambivalent Diplomacy in Myanmar
By Daisuke Akimoto
Given its political and economic influence over the Myanmar military, the Japanese government can do more to help the international community pursue non-military R2P options.
April 22, 2021
Can Japan’s ‘Invisible’ Diplomacy Help Solve the Myanmar Crisis?
By Keiho Sasamori
Japan has been criticized for seeming inaction following the coup and ensuring crackdown. But there are hints Tokyo is taking action behind the scenes.
March 10, 2021
Japan’s Myanmar Missteps Are Damaging Its Image
By Keiho Sasamori
Myanmar’s people had high hopes for the Japanese government’s response to the coup. They are rapidly losing faith.
January 15, 2020
Japan and Myanmar’s Toxic Friendship
By Yuzuki Nagakoshi
Japan’s appeasement policy toward Myanmar, driven by geopolitics and disregard for human rights, is supporting the Rohingya genocide.
June 20, 2019
Japan’s Cold-Blooded Approach to the Rohingya Crisis
By Teppei Kasai
As the new “leader of the liberal order in Asia,” Japan has a responsibility to promote human rights in its foreign policy.
February 13, 2019
Myanmar: A New Pattern of China-Japan Interactions?
By Shang-su Wu
If Japan and China focus on different rail systems in Myanmar, can their division of labor create a new pattern for cooperation?
September 18, 2018
Japan's Shameful Myanmar Embrace
By Lisa Tassi
Japan is on the wrong side of history over Myanmar’s atrocities against the Rohingya.
November 14, 2017
China Faces Increasing Competition in Myanmar
By Tridivesh Singh Maini and Sandeep Sachdeva
Japan and Singapore are stepping up their engagement with Myanmar, where China has long dominated.
June 08, 2016
Japan, Myanmar Eye Stronger Defense Ties
By Prashanth Parameswaran
Two sides discuss defense relations during Gen Nakatani’s visit to the Southeast Asian state.