EU to assist Myanmar in the education sector: Japan welcomes EU assistance

EU to assist Myanmar in the education sector: Japan welcomes EU assistance Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The European Union (EU) will assist Myanmar in the education sector to the tune of US$252 million dollars. This news is widely appreciated because State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is intent on increasing…

The hypocrisy of Organization of Islamic Cooperation against Myanmar: China and Yemen, anyone?

The hypocrisy of Organization of Islamic Cooperation against Myanmar: China and Yemen, anyone? Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is hypocrisy of the highest for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to care about human rights. After all, from Saudi Arabia (Sunni Islam) to Iran (Shia Muslim), it is clear that…

Myanmar and the Arakan Army should hold talks on unity rather than boosting the Islamist dream

Myanmar and the Arakan Army should hold talks on unity rather than boosting the Islamist dream Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Myanmar is beset by many ethnic conflicts and clearly, Rakhine is known internationally based on the pro-Muslim narrative in relation to Bengali Muslims. However, the situation is extremely complex because…

Myanmar attracts investment from the Northeast Asian powers of China, Japan, and South Korea

Myanmar attracts investment from the Northeast Asian powers of China, Japan, and South Korea Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The economic powers of Northeast Asia continue to view the future of Myanmar in a positive light. Hence, continuing investments, infrastructural projects, political goodwill, and the collective understanding of the many difficulties…

Myanmar needs international support: Archbishop Maung Bo says protect “Our Mother Irrawaddy”

Myanmar needs international support: Archbishop Maung Bo says protect “Our Mother Irrawaddy”  Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Yangon, Charles Maung Bo, is demanding that the Myitsone Dam is taken off the table in Myanmar. This relates to stopping China from impacting on the River Irrawaddy by…

Multi-ethnic and multi-religious Myanmar is trying to solve many protracted conflicts

Multi-ethnic and multi-religious Myanmar is trying to solve many protracted conflicts Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Myanmar and the armed forces of this nation are trying to restore order, foster greater ties with regional nations and further afield, and maintain the democratic path. However, the international media is…

Myanmar leader says, “Southeast Asia’s final frontier market” but based on “social cohesion”

Myanmar leader says, “Southeast Asia’s final frontier market” but based on “social cohesion”  Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The State Counsellor of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, touted this nation for being “Southeast Asia’s final frontier market with innumerable investment opportunities.” However, true to the nature of this esteemed leader,…

Sanctions against Myanmar are “Nonsense” claims the Ambassador of Japan

Sanctions against Myanmar are “Nonsense” claims the Ambassador of Japan Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar, Ichiro Maruyama, is adamant that international sanctions against this country are “utter nonsense.” Hence, Japan believes, like other regional nations, that supporting Myanmar is the best process to solving the situation…

Myanmar seeks dialogue with the United Nations Special Envoy: Non-Muslim voices

Myanmar seeks dialogue with the United Nations Special Envoy: Non-Muslim voices Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United Nations Special Envoy to Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, recently revisited this multi-ethnic and multi-religious country. Of course, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi fully understands the need to build bridges of trust…

Myanmar should utilize its geopolitical importance: Positive ties with China, India, and Japan

Myanmar should utilize its geopolitical importance: Positive ties with China, India, and Japan Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Myanmar is far from isolated despite the efforts of many Western and Islamic media outlets. Equally, Myanmar doesn’t need any moral lambasting from nations that sell military arms to Saudi…

Japan and Mekong nations of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam to strengthen ties

Japan and Mekong nations of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam to strengthen ties Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker                   Modern Tokyo Times Japan and five nations connected to the Mekong Delta have agreed to strengthen ties throughout this important geopolitical region. Once more, for Myanmar, it highlights that this nation isn’t isolated throughout Asia…

Japan to welcome State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar and discuss bilateral issues

Japan to welcome State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar and discuss bilateral issues Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan invited State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar to discuss important issues between both nations. At the same time, the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit will…

Myanmar is bullied by Western and Islamic states that seek to gloss over Yemen and other ill deeds

Myanmar is bullied by Western and Islamic states that seek to gloss over Yemen and other ill deeds Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Western and Islamic nations that have destabilized countless nations collectively now seek to gloss over collective ill deeds by picking on Myanmar endlessly. In other words, the more…

OIC and Western powers are inciting against Myanmar in order to distract their evil crimes against Yemen

OIC and Western powers are inciting against Myanmar in order to distract their evil crimes against Yemen Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Western powers are seeking to cover-up countless mass hypocrisies by seeking to spread propaganda against Myanmar. Thereby both forces seek to cover-up…

Islamization and Bengali Muslim migration: Indigenous of Assam, the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and Rakhine

Islamization and Bengali Muslim migration: Indigenous of Assam, the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and Rakhine Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The international media is negating the serious issue of Bengali Muslims overwhelming the indigenous in Assam (India), the Chittagong Hill Tracts (Bangladesh), Rakhine (Myanmar), and other areas. Indeed, it appears that Buddhists,…

Myanmar is deemed guilty for protecting various ethnic and religious groups in Rakhine

Myanmar is deemed guilty for protecting various ethnic and religious groups in Rakhine Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Internationally, you have ongoing bloodshed and persecution in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Mexico (narcotics), Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and in other parts of the world. However,…

More Japanese companies to invest in Myanmar: Thilawa Special Economic Zone

More Japanese companies to invest in Myanmar: Thilawa Special Economic Zone Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Increasing numbers of Japanese companies are investing in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Myanmar. Of course, this SEZ is especially important for Japan because it highlights the importance of Myanmar to political elites…

President Xi Jinping of China to promote bilateral developments with Myanmar

President Xi Jinping of China to promote bilateral developments with Myanmar Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   President Xi Jinping of China seeks to promote bilateral developments to a higher level with Myanmar. The leader of China ushered favorable comments towards Myanmar after congratulating the new President of Myanmar, U Win…

Myanmar and unity: Military Chief focuses on federalism and multi-party democracy

Myanmar and unity: Military Chief focuses on federalism and multi-party democracy Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Myanmar is on the path of consolidating multi-party democracy and is focused on reaching out to fellow Asia Pacific nations and further afield. In recent times, military talks and developments with China,…

Myanmar and Japan to hold the third Joint Economic Conference: Participation of Keidanren

Myanmar and Japan to hold the third Joint Economic Conference: Participation of Keidanren Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is intent on working closely with Myanmar in order to build-up greater economic links between both nations. Hence, the third economic business initiative will be held under the Myanmar-Japan…

Japan to increase investments in Myanmar and boost trade: JCCM and UMFCCI agreement

Japan to increase investments in Myanmar and boost trade: JCCM and UMFCCI agreement Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan understands the geopolitical importance of Myanmar and that China is seeking to increase its leverage in this nation. Equally, in many areas of the economy of Myanmar, it is…

Japan wants India to assist Myanmar to a higher degree: Confused by Trump administration

Japan wants India to assist Myanmar to a higher degree: Confused by Trump administration Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yohei Sasakawa, the Special Envoy of Japan to Myanmar, is alarmed by the increasing role of China in the internal affairs of Myanmar and the aloofness of America under President Donald Trump.…

Japan strongly reaffirms important geopolitical and defense cooperation with Myanmar

Japan strongly reaffirms important geopolitical and defense cooperation with Myanmar Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan reaffirmed its strong commitment to Myanmar in the area of geopolitics and defense cooperation. This is in line with China and the Russian Federation – and other Asia Pacific nations in the…

Do Buddhists and Tribal Groups in Rakhine count in Myanmar? Western and Islamic media circus

Do Buddhists and Tribal Groups in Rakhine count in Myanmar? Western and Islamic media circus Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Myanmar isn’t isolated regionally and two powerful Permanent Members of the United Nations also support this nation. This applies to China and the Russian Federation who both have…