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Myanmar taps Japan connections to overcome Rohingya crisis

Investigative panel includes former Japanese UN envoy

Kenzo Oshima, Japan's former ambassador to the United Nations, left, shakes hands with Aung San Suu Kyi on Aug. 15 in Naypyitaw. (Pool photo)

NAYPYITAW -- Myanmar appears to be aiming to work with Japan in its attempt to repair its international standing that was damaged over its handling of the Rohingya humanitarian crisis.

An independent panel set up by the Myanmar government to look into charges of atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in the western state of Rahkine held its first meeting here Wednesday. 

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