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TOKYO – Japan will consider cutting off all official development assistance to Myanmar, even for ongoing projects, if the situation there does not improve, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi told Nikkei.
Japan provided 189.3 billion yen in development aid to Myanmar in fiscal 2019, more than any other country with disclosed figures – numbers for China have not been released.
Asked whether Japan and the U.S. plan to team with Taiwan or South Korea on semiconductor supply chains and fifth-generation wireless infrastructure, Motegi acknowledged an urgent need to “Ensure superiority in core infrastructure and sensitive technologies” as a matter of security.