The Japanese ambassador to Myanmar said his government would promote and support Japanese investment in the troubled state and is considering facilitating required infrastructure.
According to the Imperial Household Agency, the crowd was the largest birthday attendance during Akihito's three-decade reign.
Challenges, opportunities on horizon for the country as Beijing and Tokyo vie for influence
The plans are the clearest indication yet of Japan's ambition to become a regional power as a military build-up by China and a resurgent Russia puts pressure on its US ally.
The government does not plan to name Huawei and ZTE in revised procurement rules but will put in place measures to strengthen security that apply to the companies, sources said.
As China and Japan vie for influence in the Mekong subregion, Myanmar will need to be stable, peaceful and well managed if it is to extract the maximum benefit, a Japanese expert s
Tokyo believes a stable, democratic and prosperous Myanmar can only be achieved through engagement with global community
In Japan, where funerals can cost $17,800 or more, many elderly—especially those living on social welfare with no close relatives—do not leave enough money for a proper burial.
Workers would pay the price for withdrawal of trade preferences, which would destabilize the country, Ambassador Ichiro Maruyama says.
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Japan's Foreign Affairs Ministry said the two will discuss Japan's efforts to help Myanmar develop and democratize as well as the Rohingya crisis in Rakhine State.
The state counselor will join next week's 10th Mekong-Japan Summit to discuss ways to connect industries and improve infrastructure in the Mekong region, according to Japan Today.
The search for 26 missing residents continues as Hokkaido struggles to restore power and transport lines after a 6.7-magnitude quake on Thursday.