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Japan Inc. pours cash into Myanmar despite Rohingya crisis

Real estate leads record investments of $1.4bn that aim to capture emerging market

Fujita and Tokyo Tatemono are investing in a commercial facility near Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda.   © Reuters

YANGON -- Japanese companies are investing aggressively in Myanmar with help from Tokyo, even as their European and American counterparts shy away while hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee the country to escape persecution.

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