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
One of Myanmar’s largest private banks, KBZ, announced that it would finance the entire restoration of Yangon’s Secretariat, one of the most historic buildings in Myanmar.
Karen Martyrs’ Day events were banned in Yangon and Irrawaddy regions. The Irrawaddy discusses the ban and what it means for peace and reconciliation.
‘Sound Weaving’ show takes visitors back to the pre-digital days of the ’80s and ’90s
Although he cannot directly influence government policy, Japanese Emperor Akihito has created a broader consciousness of Japan's wartime past, experts say.
As Myanmar prepares to mark the 71st anniversary of Martyrs’ Day, The Irrawaddy memorializes a number of people who committed their lives to causes for the good of the country.
Htein Win’s photos, hidden for years out of fear, will be showcased for all to see significant moments in Myanmar’s modern history.
Failure to heed feelings of local communities could erode support for NLD, analysts warn
To truly honor Gen. Aung San’s vision, states should spend the money on developing remote areas
Demonstrators, police injured as authorities prevent march from reaching city park
‘The Cell, Exile and the New Burma’ collects pro-democracy student activist turned editor Kyaw Zwa Moe’s accounts of prison and exile, along with dozens of essays and feature
The Irrawaddy sent reporters to the India-Myanmar border. We share these photos of the region’s cultural diversity and economic vibrancy.
‘Burmese Photographers’ show displays images from the colonial era through the 1970s
The ‘Night Memo’ exhibition showcases artist Lu Maw Han’s unique take on Myanmar’s past
Painted gold after a visit by Snr-Gen Than Shwe, locals want the famed pagoda returned to its original color.