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On Myanmar, Japan Must Lead by Example
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.”

Japan’s Ambivalent Diplomacy in Myanmar
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.
Can Japan’s ‘Invisible’ Diplomacy Help Solve the Myanmar Crisis?
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.

Japan’s Myanmar Missteps Are Damaging Its Image
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.

Japan and Myanmar’s Toxic Friendship
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.

Japan’s Cold-Blooded Approach to the Rohingya Crisis
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.

Myanmar: A New Pattern of China-Japan Interactions?
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?
Japan's Shameful Myanmar Embrace
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.

China Faces Increasing Competition in Myanmar
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.

Japan, Myanmar Eye Stronger Defense Ties
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.

India-Japan ‘Soft Power’ Cooperation in Myanmar
April 07, 2015

India-Japan ‘Soft Power’ Cooperation in Myanmar

By Purnendra Jain and Tridivesh Singh Maini
There is scope for these two increasingly friendly countries to work together in Myanmar.
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