Japan Government Calls on Myanmar to Release Journalist

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Yoshihiko Isozaki, Japan's Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary called for the contiguous  merchandise  of a Japanese writer  detained successful  Myanmar connected  Oct. 6, 2022. (NTV/ Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

Yoshihiko Isozaki, Japan's Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary called for the contiguous merchandise of a Japanese writer detained successful Myanmar connected Oct. 6, 2022. (NTV/ Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

Japan’s Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihiko Isozaki Thursday called for the contiguous merchandise of a Japanese journalist detained in Myanmar.

A tribunal successful military-ruled Myanmar sentenced Toru Kubota to situation aft helium filmed an anti-government protestation successful July, a Japanese diplomat and the Southeast Asian nation’s authorities said connected Thursday.

Kubota was sentenced Wednesday to 7 years for violating the physics transactions instrumentality and 3 years for incitement, said Tetsuo Kitada, lawman main of ngo of the Japanese Embassy.

The sentences were to beryllium served concurrently.

A proceedings continues connected the complaint of violating migration instrumentality against him.

“The Japanese authorities volition proceed requesting the Myanmar authorities to merchandise him immediately,” Isozaki said connected Thursday.

He added the Japanese authorities would proceed to enactment Kubota “as overmuch arsenic possible”.

Kubota was arrested connected July 30 by plainclothes constabulary successful Yangon, the country’s largest city, aft taking photos and videos of a tiny flash protestation against Myanmar’s 2021 takeover by the military, which ousted the elected authorities of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Kubota was the 5th overseas writer detained successful Myanmar aft the subject seized power.

The Associated Press

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