Rohingyas In Japan Met With Japanese Officials And Politicians
September 13, 2015
Tokyo, Japan – The Rohingyas in Japan led by Mr Zaw Min Htut had a meeting with Japanese officials and politicians on September 9, 2015.
The meeting was on September 9th at Upper House Building in Tokyo. The meeting was joined by Mrs Mizuho Fukushima, an Upper House Member and Deputy Leader of Social Democratic Party, Attorney Shogo Watanabe, Veteran Journalist at NHK and Myanmar Expert Mr Hisao Tanabe, Ms Yoshioka from Human Rights Watch and the Rohingya delegation led by Mr Zaw Min Htut.
Mr Zaw Min Htut discussed about the current situation of Rohingyas in Arakan State in Myanmar, IDPs situation in Sittwe and other townships, Temporary Stay Permit as Green Card issue, barring Rohingyas from contesting and voting in the upcoming election, Rohingya refugees situation in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, India and Bangladesh. He also submitted relevant documents and information on the matters and a request letter.
In his letter addressed to Japanese Foreign Minister, he stated all of the situations for Rohingyas in Myanmar and abroad. According Mr Zaw Min Htut, the meeting was very fruitful and it would be a successful campaign against Myanmar government as the Japanese government may change their policy on Myanmar.