Subject: [cwj 5] Toyota, Ajinomoto quit operations in Myanmar
From: Corporate Watch in Japanese <>
Date: Mon, 01 May 2000 14:20:32 -0700
Seq: 5

Toyota, Ajinomoto quit operations in Myanmar
Kyodo News Service
May 1, 2000

     Frustrated with slow economic reforms in Myanmar, Toyota Motor 
Corp. and Ajinomoto Co. have recently quit operations in the country, 
Japanese Embassy officials in Yangon said Monday.
     Ajinomoto, Japan's top seasoning manufacturer, built a factory 
for bottled products in Myanmar in 1997, but the company was forced 
to halt operations early last year because authorities imposed a ban 
on the import of materials, saying they were harmful, according to 
the embassy officials.
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