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Myanmar frees Japanese journalist as gesture to Tokyo


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I wonder how much Japan paid for his release.

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Japan's economic power packs political muscle, too, which is why Myanmar's military thugs soon backed down when the bigger boys on the block made them an offer they couldn't refuse.

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Of course they should, they were secretly funded by the Japanese and Chinese governments.

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Myanmar Junta needs to be removed, period! The Japanese government should NOT recognize them as any type of representatives of Myanmar. Japan has perhaps greater influence than the US and other western countries here, though nothing compared to other ASEAN countries.

Myanmar is a tragedy happening everyday!

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Countries like this are always a mess. Either way the ball rolls, nothing really changes. One type of corruption for another.

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Simian LaneToday  08:01 am JST

Ahh, what sweeties the Myanmar junta are!

Not nearly enough. The Myanmar totalitarian regime needs to step down. They're just murdering the citizens for no damn reason. The UN needs to impose full economic/social/whatever sanctions on these murderous thugs!

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Are all the real journalists being assigned outside the country?

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Myanmar has vaccinated more people than Japan, so this regime is doing something right in that regard.

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$4,000,000 is a handsome amount, wish I could get some, LOL

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