Business Aug 14, 2013

Ota meets Myanmar president

Visiting Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Akihiro Ota has met with Myanmar President Thein Sein at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, state media reported Tuesday. The meeting Monday focused on infrastructure development projects in Myanmar, including upgrading airports and rail services, electric power generation, ...

Editorials May 31, 2013

Priorities in Myanmar

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Myanmar President Thein Sein on a visit to Myanmar on May 26 and pledged ¥91 billion in fresh aid to Myanmar — ¥51 billion in loans and ¥40 billion in grants — and waived another ¥190 billion in ...

Thein Sein stresses 'special place' for military

Asia Pacific May 21, 2013

Thein Sein stresses 'special place' for military

The military that ran Myanmar for decades will continue to play a major role in the country, the former general who has presided over the transformation of a nation that only three years ago was considered one of the world's most repressive said Sunday. The ...