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Japan Aid Project Still Helping Myanmar’s Military

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image A protester holds a placard opposing Myanmar coup leader Min Aung Hlaing during a demonstration at United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan, February 11, 2021. © Photo by Viola Kam/SOPA Images/Sipa USA, Sipa via AP Images Despite Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s pledge last February to “appropriately handle” the flow of government aid to Myanmar’s abusive military, a Japanese Foreign Ministry official told the Diet this week that Japan’s construction giant, Yokogawa Bridge Corp., will make further payments to the military-owned Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC)…

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