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Japan journalist arrested in Myanmar, govt asks for release

Added 04-19-21 01:22:02am EST - “Japan's government said Monday it is asking Myanmar to release a Japanese journalist who was arrested by security forces in its largest city of Yangon the previous day.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Japan journalist arrested in Myanmar, govt asks for release”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

TOKYO (AP) - Japan’s government said Monday it is asking Myanmar to release a Japanese journalist who was arrested by security forces in its largest city of Yangon the previous day.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told reporters Monday that his government is asking Myanmar authorities to explain the arrest and provide other details while asking for his release as soon as possible.

He did not identify the detainee, but Japanese media identified him as Yuki Kitazumi, a former Nikkei business newspaper reporter currently based in Yangon as a freelance journalist.

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“We will continue asking the Myanmar side for his early release, while doing our utmost for the protection of the Japanese citizens in that country,” Kato said.

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