Passports of two Myanmar diplomats invalidated

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary says Myanmar's embassy in Tokyo has informed the Japanese government that the passports of two diplomats at the embassy have been invalidated.

Kato Katsunobu told reporters on Thursday that the foreign ministry has received an official diplomatic document, known as a note verbale, from the embassy to that effect.

He said the government is considering how to deal with the matter given the current situation in Myanmar.

Foreign ministry officials say the two diplomats used social media to protest the February 1 military coup in Myanmar.