Myanmar’s ties with Japan have been close since Gen. Aung San met with a visiting Japanese military officer in 1940. Here are the key events that have shaped bilateral relations since
The Sagaing regional government has granted approval for the pagoda to lose the gold paint and return to its original white color.
The military-aligned opposition party said the "national interest" was at the top of its agenda and pledged to prevent any "territorial loss” or "bullying from foreign countries.
The late US senator’s support for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi saw him banned from the country for 15 years; he later clashed with her government over the Rohingya.
In leading the government's Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, the late UN secretary-general helped win rare international praise for Myanmar in the wake of the Rohingya crisis.
USDP spokesperson U Thein Tun Oo discusses the upcoming by-election, the peace process, his party’s efforts to enhance its image and the 2020 election.
On the occasion of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's 73rd birthday, The Irrawaddy discusses her main achievements and failures and what legacy she is likely to leave behind.
The Tatmadaw chief spoke about national sovereignty, condemned religious prejudice, and insisted that free speech must have limits.
The Irrawaddy discusses achievements and challenges in that time with two veterans of the student and pro-democracy movements.
Mired beneath the Yangon River for more than four centuries, the Dhammazedi Bell has become a symbol of all that unites and divides this nation.
100 years since his birth, Aung San’s aspirations for a unified and democratic Myanmar are yet to be realized.
Painted gold after a visit by Snr-Gen Than Shwe, locals want the famed pagoda returned to its original color.
The Irrawaddy discusses to what extent the country will be able to move forward in 2018 amid political problems that surfaced in the past year.
With the Rakhine crisis strengthening China's hand and limiting Western influence here, the government must plot a new strategic course.