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Japan Offers $100 Million in Aid for Burma

Japan says it will provide nearly $100 million in additional aid for Burma, also known as Myanmar, to support the country's peace process. At a press conference Monday in Rangoon, Japanese Ambassador Mikio Numata said Tokyo plans for the money to be used over the next five years to improve living standards in Burma's war-torn ethnic areas. Nippon Foundation Chairman Yohei Sasakawa, who co-hosted the press conference, said he saw the need for help during a recent visit with...

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