As the political turmoil in Myanmar continues six months after the military coup, Japanese companies, whether operating there or tapping the country for skilled or low-wage workers, are worrying about the long-term impact on their business strategies.

Many of the more than 400 Japanese companies with local operations in the country have taken steps such as putting business plans on hold while also, in some cases, reassessing their connections with the military in the wake of the Feb. 1 coup and following violent crackdown on peaceful protesters.

Kirin Holdings Co., for instance, said in February that it will end its partnership with Myanma Economic Holdings Public Co., a conglomerate that the United Nations has identified as being owned by senior members of the military. Kirin is currently in negotiations over the plan.