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Myanmar nationals living in Japan stage anti-coup protest in Tokyo

  • March 1, 2021
  • , Yomiuri , p. 30
  • JMH Translation

On Feb. 28, Myanmar (Burma) nationals living in Japan took to the streets in Tokyo to protest the coup staged by the country’s military less than a month ago.  

 

In front of the United Nations University in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward, hundreds of Myanmar nationals and others gathered to call for “freedom in Myanmar” and demand the “release of Aung San Suu Kyi.”

 

At Shibuya Station’s Hachiko Square, about 50 young Myanmar nationals gathered and held up signs saying “Save Myanmar.” They chose to demonstrate quietly out of consideration for the COVID-19 pandemic. A female high school student, who saw the protests, said, “I didn’t know the situation had become so serious that young people from Myanmar living here would voice their concern like this. I will follow the news more closely.” (Slightly abridged)

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