Myanmar government appointed Aso Yutaka, a Japanese citizen, as an honorary consul of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in Fukuoka on August 27, according to an announcement from Myanmar Embassy in Tokyo.
Myanmar government is given the appointment letter through the Myanmar ambassador and the appointment of Aso Yutaka as an honorary consul is to protect Myanmar citizens living in Fukuoka in line with Japanese laws and to boost bilateral relations, economy and investments, sources said.
Aso Yutaka is the third person to be appointed as an honorary consul of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and he thanked Myanmar government for the opportunity to improve the lives and interests of both nations.
Myanmar and Japan started their diplomatic relations in 1954 and Myanmar appointed an honorary consul in Kobe until 2015. They also appointed an honorary consul in Aichi Prefecture, Nagoya since 2017.
The announcement said the appointments of more honorary consul can have effectiveness in terms of diplomatic ties for both countries and it can improve relationship between people from both countries. Consuls can do consulate work of Myanmar citizens and improve economy and social sectors.
Yangon and Fukuoka are sister cities, sources said.