Japan and Burma – right action, wrong reason

Japan should have never supported the dictatorship that is Burma. That Japan cancelled the humanitarian “assistance” that it gave to Burma over the death of a Japanese journalist is the right action, but for the wrong reason. It should not have taken the death of a Japanese national in Burma to get the Japanese government to see that any financial assistance to the despicable government of Burma was a bad idea from the beginning.

Japan cancels grants for Myanmar project over shooting – Yahoo! News

1 Comment on “Japan and Burma – right action, wrong reason

  1. I couldn’t agree with you more.
    Japan has been cosy with the Burmese military junta from the start. It was one of the first countries to recognize the regime’s legitimacy when it took power.
    I guess it is a case of “they may be a despotic regime, but they’re our despotic regime, goddamit”.