The Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar, Mr. Maruyama, said Japan would not support efforts by the international community to put pressure on Myanmar on the Rakhine issue, state media reported.
“We cannot agree to the international community applying pressure or taking action against Myanmar concerning the Rakhine issue. Things will become more complicated. The Rakhine issue is an enormously complicated one. The Japanese government’s stand is to work with the Myanmar government for the good of all,” he said.
He added that if the displaced persons in Bangladesh return, Japan would provide assistance to give them food, education, training, and assistance to get jobs. “The Rakhine issue is complicated in many different ways. Although the Myanmar government has worked hard, it has yet to achieve success. Not only the Myanmar public, but the international community needs to know the efforts being made by the Myanmar government for Rakhine State. This is what we want to see. It is also important to show the international community that they are actually cooperating with the UN organizations working hard,”