Tom Andrews, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, will visit Japan.
It is said that Tom Andrews will visit Japan from April 19th to 28th to discuss the Myanmar issue.
Tom Andrews said that as the situation in Myanmar continues to deteriorate, Japan's leadership role will become important in resolving the human rights crisis. And that the Myanmar military council's attacks on civilians are increasing, and the number of political prisoners continues to rise. Humanitarian needs are indeed growing as well.
In addition, as a strong democratic country, Japan is in a leading position in the region regarding the Myanmar crisis. He said that he will use his influence to isolate the brutal Myanmar military junta and that he will try weakening the military.
Tom Andrews will be in Tokyo with the Japanese government, UN agencies, Human rights organizations, and Japanese companies. He will also meet with some Myanmar citizens when he arrives in Japan. In addition, he will also visit Kyoto University's Department of Southeast Asian Studies and will also hold a discussion.
It is said that on April 28th, Tom Andres will also hold A press conference at the Tokyo Foreign Correspondents Association.