Don’t Smoke Japanese Tobacco

Don’t Smoke Japanese Tobacco

Japanese consumer businesses, especially the alcohol and tobacco industries, have also made a concerted and visible effort to invest in Myanmar. Kirin, via Myanmar Brewery (of which it a majority shareholder), has donated to the Myanmar military at least three times since September 2018, in total of approximately $30,000 USD. While Kirin has stated that it does not know how this money was used, Myanmar general Min Aung Hlaing has indicated that the funds would be used for security forces in northern Rakhine state.

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