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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar authorities detain Japanese man in Yangon

Man in his 20s, reported as Toru Kubota, was arrested with 2 Myanmar citizens

Local media reports indicate a Japanese man named Toru Kubota has been detained in Yangon.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Myanmar's security authorities detained a Japanese man on Saturday, a source among the authorities revealed to Nikkei.

The Japanese Embassy in Myanmar has told Nikkei it confirmed from Myanmar authorities that a Japanese man in his 20s is in detention. The embassy said it learned from a police chief that the man is in healthy condition and being treated politely. A source at the embassy said it will continue to gather information and ask for his release.

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