Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has dropped its plan to buy a 49 percent stake in Burma’s Asian Wings Airways, AFP reported on Thursday. In a statement, ANA said rising competition[…]
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The Myanmar Computer Industry Association aims to set up “e-village” centres in more than 6,000 villages across Burma to provide free Internet access to rural villages, a spokesperson said. Zaw Min[…]
The Japanese government has pledged assistance worth over US$40 million towards the construction of a new bridge in Rangoon’s Thaketa Township to improve transportation to and from the Thilawa Special[…]
The Burmese government has approved a large-scale investment project put forward by Japanese multinational corporation Komatsu Ltd. The firm, involved in mining as well as industrial and military manufacturing, intends[…]
Japanese telecommunication operator KDDI Corporation is seeking infrastructure investments in Burma’s communications sector. In a Rangoon meeting on 13 March, the general manager of KDDI’s engineering division, Masakatsu Sawada, told the[…]
Japan’s Aeon Co plans to open a shopping mall in Rangoon by 2016, according to a report in Kyodo News. The retailing giant says it will set up a representative[…]
The Japanese government has announced close to US$900,000 in funding for four schools across three regions in Burma. The grant will benefit almost 5,000 school students across Bhamo and Tenasserim[…]
Burma’s Finance Minister Win Shein submitted a proposal to Parliament on Tuesday to approve a US$600 million package of development assistance from the Japanese government. The Minister said the loan,[…]
A local man in Burma may have discovered a massive cache of gold and jewelry that was buried during the waning days of World War Two – or so he claims
For the first time in 45 years, Burma has exported 5000 tonnes of rice to Japan. Japan is also set to begin investing in Burmese processing plants –which are due[…]
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledges to provide Burma with USD$500 million in development aid and cancels the remainder of Burma’s debt, during his visit to the country to boost[…]
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday and expressed his support for the country’s reforms.
Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi meets Japanese politicians and is welcomed with a standing ovation in parliament.