Myanmar Human Rights

Since seizing power by coup d’etat on February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military has continuously engaged in severe oppression of citizens who have been demanding democracy and freedom. Many citizens have become victims of killings, unlawfully arrests, tortures, and so on. In addition, ethnic minority populations have been subject to attacks by the military, resulting in hundreds of thousands of people being internally displaced throughout the country.

For Myanmar, Japan is one of the greatest providers of assistance. Furthermore, the public and private-sector in Japan have also engaged in various businesses in Myanmar. FoE Japan, together with other Japanese NGOs, are urging the Japanese government and companies to completely cut off sources of funding to Myanmar’s military to prevent Japanese funds from benefiting the Myanmar military.





Webinar Series: Listening to Voices from MyanmarSession 1: What Can ASEAN and Japan do for Democracy in Myanmar?


【Open Letter】United States Sanctions Myanmar junta’s Ministry of Defence Japanese Government Should Immediately and Completely Withdraw from the Y Complex Project


[Press Release] Serious questions over the withdrawal of ENEOS Holdings and other entities from the Yetagun gas project


[Press Release] Letter Sent to 160 Institutions to Urge Engagement with Three Japanese Banks Regarding Junta-linked Projects in Myanmar. Continued Investment May Finance Human Rights Violations by the Myanmar Military


[Press Release] Response from Eight Major Shareholders Regarding Y Complex Project in Myanmar. More Action Required of Investors to Prevent Complicity in Human Rights Violations


Press Release: Letter sent to 101 Investors to Urge Engagement with Tokyo Tatemono and Daiwa House Industry Regarding the Y Complex Project in Myanmar; Land Lease Payments May Finance Human Rights Violations by the Myanmar Military


[Press Release] NGOs cautiously welcome ENEOS’ withdrawal from Myanmar; call for responsible disengagement and decommissioning of Yetagun gas project


[Press Release] 13 Institutional Investors Respond to Call for Engagement. Concern Expressed Over Japanese Companies Continuing Business in Myanmar


[Press Release] Civil society groups reiterate call on Japanese investors in Myanmar’s Yetagun gas project to responsibly disengage