Japan’s House of Councillors condemns Myanmar coup, calls to revive democracy
House of Councillors of Japan has unanimously passed a resolution condemning the coup d'état in Myanmar and has called for early recovery of the democratic political system in the country.
Japan's bipartisan lawmakers of the upper house of the parliament yesterday submitted resolutions to the House of Councillors over the situation in Myanmar, according to Japan Broadcasting Corporation NHK.
The coup d'état that occurred in February was "a trampling of efforts and expectations for democratisation, and the legitimacy of the current system by the military is not recognized at all", they pointed out.
"We strongly condemn the situation where the violence continues and many people are being killed or injured. We urge the military leadership to immediately stop atrocities against civilians and immediately release Aung San Suu Kyi and others," the resolution said.
In addition, the House of Councillors said they will make full use of Japan's diplomatic resources and make every effort to realise an early recovery of the democratic political system in Myanmar.
The move reflects Japan's intention to show its opposition to the Myanmar junta amid the G7 Summit taking place in the UK.