Colonel Suzuki Keiji was summoned back to Japan in 1942 amid fears that he was placing Myanmar’s independence struggle before Japan’s wartime interests.
The Japanese government is preparing to open talks with around 10 countries, including Myanmar, on easing COVID-19-related travel restrictions.
Scores of people are feared dead as search-and-rescue operations continued following severe rain and flooding in Japan’s Kumamoto Prefecture.
The Japanese government has opened a new support center for foreign residents in Tokyo amid a push to bring in more foreign workers to the country.
During his world tour, U Nu handed the US president with a cheque to mark the US sacrifice during World War II.
Dismissing claims it has failed to recognize the suffering of Korean workers at World Heritage sites during WWII, Tokyo hit back at Seoul’s efforts to have them delisted.
Four UN experts have pleaded with Tokyo to consult with Japan’s neighbors before dumping radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean.
This week, Myanmar saw a major loan commitment from Japan, government loans for tourism businesses and new data on the drop in trade across the Chinese border.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency announced an emergency loan program for businesses in Myanmar as part its plans to help Myanmar weather the impacts of COVID-19.
A medical workers union in Japan said nearly 10 percent of its offices had reported cases of discrimination against health-care staff due to public fears over COVID-19.
Further studies and tests are needed before Fujifilm’s drug Avigan can be approved as a treatment for COVID-19, Japan’s health minister said.
As Japan lifted a nationwide state of emergency, the WHO praised the country’s success in reducing the spread of infections and limiting deaths from COVID-19.
The Central Telegraph Office in Yangon was completed by the British in 1917 and continued to play an important communications role under the Japanese and junta.
US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed to coordinate their COVID-19 responses and inform each other about treatments, Tokyo said.
Days after it was approved in the US, Japan has cleared Gilead Sciences Inc.’s drug remdesivir as a treatment for the coronavirus.