Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday pledge up to 117 billion yen ($1.03 billion) of development aid to Burma in a meeting in Manila with Aung San Suu Kyi.
Japan’s ANA Holdings Inc has dropped a plan to form a joint venture in Burma, the airline said on Monday, after its application for an air operator’s certificate (AOC) was rejected by Burmese authorities.
Japan will provide aid worth US$7.73 billion to Burma over five years to support its peace-building and development efforts, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday.
A group of 30 Burmese business leaders will travel to Japan as State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi begins a five-day visit to the country today.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a new broadside against the United States as he leaves for an official visit to fellow US ally Japan.
Burma’s state media has reported that 19 people across the country have died so far this year from Japanese encephalitis, while some 173 confirmed cases of the disease have been recorded.