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This newsletter addresses the situation Japanese investors in Myanmar are currently facing in light of the coup d’état of 1 February 2021 and its aftermath. While the world’s focus understandably is on the human rights situation in Myanmar, the issue also impacts international companies conducting business in Myanmar. Governments and non-governmental organizations are monitoring human rights compliance by businesses, particularly in the context of environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) standards. International consumers are likewise increasingly aware of the provenance of products or services they consume.

This creates new challenges for Japanese companies with respect to their supply chains, but also for their own investments overseas. According to several news reports, one Japanese enterprise announced in early December 2021 that it...To read the full article, please see the PDF file

*This article is also available in Japanese.

(*January 6, 2022 Contains some minor adjustments.)

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