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Myanmar Crisis

Japan's 'Little Yangon' community demands action on Myanmar

Protesters outside foreign ministry in Tokyo call for suspension of financing

Protesters gather in front of the foreign ministry in Tokyo on Thursday to demand an investigation into whether public funds disbursed by the Japanese government to Myanmar as grants and loans are benefiting the Myanmar military. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- Members of Tokyo's growing Myanmar immigrant community gathered with civil society groups in the capital on Thursday to demand stronger action from the Japanese government on the military regime.

Outside the foreign ministry building, around 200 people held candles and images of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi.

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