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Tiny community in Japan reflects political, economic changes in Myanmar

A Myanmar student teaches the Burmese language to Japanese students at a language school in Takadanobaba in Tokyo.

TOKYO -- Tokyo's Takadanobaba district is home to a host of educational institutions, including the renowned Waseda University. Neither as posh as Ginza nor as big and busy as Shibuya or Shinjuku, the lively district with its many students has a host of unique, low-priced restaurants and shops.

      But even many Japanese may not realize the district has recently become known as Little Yangon due to its growing number of residents from Myanmar.

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