On Monday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged the Myanmar government and military to promptly take measures in response to allegations of human rights violations in Rakhine State during a meeting with Myanmar’s State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Tokyo. The meeting took place on 11 October at 10:25 am for approximately 15 minutes.

In the meeting, Japan’s PM said, “With regard to the alleged human rights violations in Rakhine State, it is indispensable that the Myanmar government and military promptly take appropriate measures according to the recommendations of the Independent Commission of Enquiry.”

Abe also added that “It is essential to create an environment conducive to the repatriation of displaced persons.”

During former Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, Japan has offered to play a mediation role in the Rohingya repatriation process. This year in July, Mr Kono has visited both Bangladesh and Myanmar to find a “durable and early solution” to the Rohingya crisis.