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NHK said Thursday a Myanmar TV station will start airing its dramas from around late July, marking the first time for Japanese dramas to be shown in the Southeast Asian country since it shifted to a democratic government from military rule in March 2011.

The drama series to be aired in Myanmar are “Carnation” featuring actress Machiko Ono shown in Japan between October 2011 and March 2012, and “Atsuhime” (“Princess Atsu”) featuring actress Aoi Miyazaki, NHK’s yearlong historical drama for 2008.

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