Pro-democracy Myanmar groups call for aid in Tokyo

Senior officials of Myanmar's ethnic minority and pro-democracy groups have visited Tokyo. They shared about their fight with the country's junta and called for aid from Japan.

Representatives of three ethnic minority armed forces and a minister of the National Unity Government joined a press conference on Wednesday.

The NUG education and health minister, Zaw Wai Soe, says they have secured 65 percent of Myanmar's land. The fighting against the junta began after the 2021 coup.

The minister says the more his forces increase their power, the crueler the military becomes, killing many in airstrikes.

He also says people cannot get medical and relief supplies unless they cooperate with the military. Many supplies from the international community are via the military.
He urged the Japanese government to find ways to deliver humanitarian aid directly to people in need.