Jun 7, 2017

Debris from Myanmar military plane found in sea

Pieces of a Myanmar military plane which went missing with more than 100 soldiers and family members aboard were found in the Andaman Sea late Wednesday, a local official said. Navy ships and aircraft had been searching since the afternoon when the plane lost ...

First Japanese food court opens to Myanmar diners

Mar 24, 2017

First Japanese food court opens to Myanmar diners

Myanmar’s first Japanese food court opened this week in Yangon under a joint venture between Tokyo-based trading giant Sojitz Corp. and local retail chain City Mart Holdings. Dubbed “Tokyo Dining City,” the facility has six restaurants that bring together the authentic culinary arts of ...

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 ...

Jul 12, 2016

Mitsubishi firms to join Yangon urban development project

Trading house Mitsubishi Corp. and real estate developer Mitsubishi Estate Co. said Tuesday they will join an urban development project in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city. They will implement the project in collaboration with major Myanmar conglomerate Serge Pun & Associates Ltd. Group, or the ...

Jul 3, 2016

Myanmar mob torches mosque as religious tensions spike

A mob wielding weapons razed a mosque in northern Myanmar, state media reported Saturday, the second attack of its kind in just over a week as anti-Muslim sentiment swells in the Buddhist majority nation. Myanmar has struggled to contain bouts of deadly religious bloodshed ...

New Myanmar government begins releasing political prisoners

/ Apr 8, 2016

New Myanmar government begins releasing political prisoners

Myanmar’s government began releasing political prisoners on Friday under a plan announced by the country’s new de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. Myanmar media reported that more than 60 students arrested a year ago during a protest over education reforms were released by ...