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Japan Defense Min. to Stop Accepting Students from Myanmar Military

Japan Defense Min. to Stop Accepting Students from Myanmar Military

   Tokyo, Sept. 20 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Defense Ministry said Tuesday that it will suspend a program to accept people from Myanmar's military to study at the National Defense Academy of Japan and other institutions in the country from the next fiscal year.
   The ministry reached a conclusion that it cannot continue on with the program, following the executions of pro-democracy activists by Myanmar's military junta in July.
   According to the ministry, nine people from Myanmar's military are currently studying at the academy, while a total of two people are learning at Japan's Ground and Air Self-Defense Forces.
   The study abroad program will still be available to the 11 people until the end of their academic periods.

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