Japanese filmmaker detained after attending protest, Myanmar activists say - South Asia Time

Japanese filmmaker detained after attending protest, Myanmar activists say

 August 1, 2022  

Reuters: Authorities in Myanmar detained a Japanese documentary filmmaker after he attended a protest in the city of Yangon on the weekend against recent executions carried out by the military government, activists said on Monday.

The activists and Myanmar media reports have identified the Japanese man as Toru Kubota.

Reuters could not independently confirm the activists’ accounts and the media reports and a spokesman for Myanmar’s junta did not answer a telephone call seeking comment.

A Japanese government spokesman in Tokyo said that a Japanese man has been detained in Myanmar and the government was calling for his release as soon as possible.