Nov 21, 2014

Myanmar army admits deadly attack on Kachin rebels

Myanmar’s army has admitted a heavy weapons strike in strife-torn northern Kachin state that rebels say killed over 20 people, government-backed media said Friday, as escalation of the fighting cast doubt over faltering peace talks. The military said its artillery hit a Kachin Independence ...

Japan, ASEAN hold regional security talks in Myanmar

Nov 20, 2014

Japan, ASEAN hold regional security talks in Myanmar

Defense Minister Akinori Eto on Wednesday discussed cooperation in maritime security, humanitarian aid and disaster relief with Southeast Asian counterparts at a meeting in Myanmar. The gathering in Bagan, central Myanmar, was the first of its kind to boost security ties between Tokyo and ...

Nov 19, 2014

Eto to visit Myanmar to join first talks with ASEAN defense ministers

Defense Minister Akinori Eto will meet his ASEAN counterparts in Myanmar for the first gathering of its kind between Tokyo and the 10-nation bloc, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. During the meeting on Wednesday, Eto will likely discuss cooperation in maritime security, humanitarian aid ...

Nov 17, 2014

Jalux, Mitsubishi to run airport in Myanmar

A joint venture mostly owned by Japanese trading houses Jalux Inc. and Mitsubishi Corp. has signed an agreement to operate Mandalay International Airport in Myanmar, the transport ministry said Monday. The joint venture, MC-Jalux Airport Services Co., owned 45.5 percent each by Jalux and ...

Japan, South Korea propose three-way summit with China

Nov 14, 2014

Japan, South Korea propose three-way summit with China

Japanese and South Korean leaders have proposed holding a trilateral summit with their Chinese counterpart for the first time since 2012, their deputies said. Disputes over regional history and territory soured bilateral ties between Japan and China, and Japan and South Korea, have been ...

Nov 13, 2014

Japan offers Myanmar ¥25.8 billion loan for development projects

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered Myanmar a ¥25.8 billion loan to aid development and called for a settlement of conflicts with ethnic minority rebels in the Southeast Asian country, government officials said. Abe made the offer Wednesday in a meeting with Myanmar President ...

Myanmar allegedly complicit in aiding Rohingya trafficking

Nov 7, 2014

Myanmar allegedly complicit in aiding Rohingya trafficking

The small wooden boats leave the shores of western Myanmar nearly every day, overloaded with desperate Rohingya Muslims who are part of one the largest boat exoduses in Asia since the Vietnam War. Helping them on their way: Myanmar’s own security forces, who are ...