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Why India looks the other way on Myanmar

While the West moves to re-isolate Myanmar after a short period of re-engagement, neighboring India is taking a more realpolitik approach to reports of massive rights abuses by the nation’s security forces. Indeed, India is doing its utmost to improve relations while the United States and European Union impose new sanctions aimed specifically at Myanmar’s […]

Japan mulls resuscitating failed Hanthawaddy airport proposal

Japan and Myanmar are in discussions about resuscitating the failed Hanthawaddy International Airport project, according to the transport minister. U Thant Sin Maung, Minister for the Ministry of Transport and Communication, held a meeting with Tsukasa Akimoto, Japan’s State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Park Royal Hotel, Yangon, on April 30. The […]

Toyo radiator plant to locate in Thilawa SEZ

Toyo, a business conglomerate from Japan, will invest and construct its plant for car radiators in Thilawa special economic zone, said Ichiro Maruyama, minister-counsellor at Japanese embassy. “Japan’s leading manufacturer for motor parts is preparing to build its plant in Thilawa SEZ. Myanmar Japan Thilawa Development is in talks with the company. The plant would […]

Myanmar attracts Japanese housing firms, car manufacturers

Myanmar’s transition to a democracy has opened new vistas for foreign companies. The country is now looking for better urban infrastructure and rapid economic development. Recently, “The Building and Housing Seminar between Myanmar and Japan” was held in Yangon to deepen cooperation between the two countries. Ichiro Maruyama, Minister-Counsellor, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of […]