Village shops in Myanmar take a page from Japan’s retail playbook

YANGON — A hut in Kawhmu, a town 90 minutes by car from Myanmar’s commercial capital, Yangon, seems an unlikely symbol of the country’s economic transformation, but it is. The village’s general store sells a panoply of daily necessaries and snacks. Sachets of instant coffee and detergent dangle from the wood and bamboo ceiling. Although […]