Burma’s Chin Tribe – tattooed young girls to make them ugly so they won’t be kidnapped

Inside Burma’s Chin tribe where women have spent a lifetime scarred by a barbaric tradition High in the mountains of Myanmar lives the Chin tribe whose women still bear the scars of a barbaric ancient tradition. When they were aged 12 to 14, these women had their faces tattooed in a painstaking process that took […]

Japan’s technology sought to turn Myanmar into major rice exporter

Myanmar agricultural experts are eager to use a Japanese fertilizer that could help them grow better rice and significantly increase output, if only their farmers could afford it. After the experts studied the fertilizer manufacturing process during a visit to Katakura Chikkarin Co.’s plant in Chiba Prefecture on Aug. 25, they said they wanted Japan […]

Manufacturers migrating en masse to Myanmar

Myanmar has been attracting a great deal of attention these days from Korean manufacturers seeking to build plants abroad. The Southeast Asian nation, which was once isolated from the rest of the world under its decades-long military dictatorship, has recently opened its doors to the outside world. The country has an ample supply of cheap […]

Extinction stalks Myanmar’s forests

Ashen earth strewn with the limbs of once-mighty trees is all that is left of the fearsome forest in central Myanmar that Wa Tote remembers from her youth. “We would only dare enter in a big group. The forest was deep and had many wild animals. Now we cannot even find a tree’s shadow to […]