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The internal situation in Myanmar(Statement by Foreign Minister MOTEGI Toshimitsu)

February 1, 2021
  1. Japan has grave concern over the situation in Myanmar, where a state of emergency was declared on February 1 and the process of democratization is being undermined. Japan urges the release of those who were detained today, including State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
  2. The Government of Japan has strongly supported the process of democratization in Myanmar and opposes any action which goes against such process. Japan once again strongly urges the Myanmar military to swiftly restore Myanmar's democratic political system.
  3. The Embassy of Japan in Myanmar has been providing Japanese nationals in Myanmar with information and consular alerts. There has been no indication so far that the safety of Japanese nationals is compromised in any way. The Government of Japan has requested the Myanmar side to ensure their safety, and will continue to pay its utmost attention in this regard.

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