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Japan’s economic assistance for Myanmar stalled 

  • March 13, 2021
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Saturday’s Nikkei reported that the military coup in Myanmar (Burma) a month ago has brought Japan’s economic aid programs for the nation to a virtual standstill. However, the GOJ is set to continue offering humanitarian assistance through international organizations and financing ongoing ODA projects so as to dissuade the junta from reaching out to China. It has also stopped short of suspending new aid projects given that the U.S. now appears to be taking a wait-and-see attitude. The business daily added that the prospects for Japan’s decade-long commitment to supporting the economic development of “Asia’s last frontier” remains uncertain amid the prolonged political and social unrest there. 

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