ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
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.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more