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Japan conveys concern over Rohingya to Myanmar's Suu Kyi-Kyodo
January 12, 2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono conveyed serious concern over Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims to the country’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, in a meeting on Friday in the capital Naypyidaw, Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported.

Separately, the Japanese government announced emergency grant aid of 330 million yen ($2.97 million) to Myanmar to help members of the minority who return to Myanmar from Bangladesh.

Myanmar’s army launched a sweeping offensive in the north of the western state of Rakhine against Rohingyas on Aug. 25, triggering an exodus of more than 650,000 Rohingya villagers to Bangladesh.