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Myanmar Crisis

Japan set to halt new Myanmar assistance following coup

Tokyo faces international pressure as it balances junta ties with democratic ideals

Pro-democracy protesters fill the street in Mandalay on Feb. 25. (AP/Kyodo)

TOKYO -- Japan is considering halting new official development aid to Myanmar for the foreseeable future amid growing global outcry over the Feb. 1 military coup and subsequent deadly crackdown on protesters in the Southeast Asian country.

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