/ Feb 4, 2017

Heavy equipment manufacturer Kubota opens facility in Myanmar

Heavy equipment manufacturer Kubota Corp. has opened an import and sales facility in Myanmar, vowing to support its growing farm machinery market and expand dealer networks by providing access to quality products. Located in the Japanese government-backed Thilawa Special Economic Zone on the outskirts ...

Jan 28, 2017

Japanese chamber makes proposals to Suu Kyi to promote investment

A visiting Japanese business delegation proposed policy measures to address major challenges impeding Japanese investment into Myanmar in a meeting Friday with the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi, state media reported Saturday. During the meeting in the capital Naypyitaw, the delegation of the ...

Yangon rail system to get upgrade

Dec 31, 2016

Yangon rail system to get upgrade

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Tourists visiting Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, could lose one of the star attractions of the former capital after the railway that encircles the city is upgraded with the help of Japanese investment. While the responsibility for upgrading the 46 km (28.5 miles) of track ...

/ Dec 16, 2016

Myanmar-Japan venture targets role in improving infrastructure

A joint venture between Myanmar’s leading heavy machinery distributor, Myanmar Kaido Co., and Japanese trading giant Mitsubishi Corp. aims to capitalize on Myanmar’s rapid development of urban infrastructure through the rental of construction and other equipment. An opening ceremony for the joint venture, Diamond ...

Abe, Suu Kyi affirm cooperation on Myanmar development

/ Sep 7, 2016

Abe, Suu Kyi affirm cooperation on Myanmar development

Meeting with Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday that Japan is committed to assisting in the development of her nation, offering a counterpoint to China’s influence. In their talks on the sidelines of meetings of the ...