In Myanmar, the military, which has been at the helm since the coup, held a large-scale parade in the capital Naypyidaw on the 27th, the anniversary day, and the commander of the top military called the opposing pro-democracy forces terrorists and made clear his stance of all-out confrontation.

The military parade is held every year to commemorate the day when the organization that originated the military uprised for independence against the former Japan army in 1945 during the Pacific War, and on the 27th, military attachés from countries with close ties such as Russia, China, and India attended.

At the outset, Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing, the head of the military, gave a speech in which he called the pro-democracy forces that have been opposing since the coup d'état two years ago terrorists, and stated, "We must resolutely fight against terrorist acts," reaffirming his stance of full-scale confrontation.

In the parade, former Soviet MiG-2 fighter jets flew overhead, and more than 29,8400 mobilized soldiers marched in formation.

However, in the northwestern Sagaing Division and eastern Khaya Province, fighting with armed pro-democracy forces and ethnic minorities supporting them continues, and the army has stepped up its offensive with air strikes and artillery fire, and according to local human rights groups, 2,3160 people have been killed in the more than two years since the coup.

In response to this situation, the international community, including the United States and the United Kingdom, has imposed sanctions on military-controlled groups and others to demand an immediate cessation of violence, but there is no sign of the fighting abating, and the number of casualties continues to increase, and there is no exit in sight.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno: "We call for serious efforts to resolve peaceful issues"

Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno said at an afternoon press conference, "We are seriously concerned that attacks by the Myanmar military have intensified since the extension of the state of emergency on February 2, and that a large number of civilians have continued to die."

"We will continue to strongly urge the government to take concrete action to resolve peaceful issues by immediately halting violence, releasing detainees, and promptly restoring the democratic political system," he said.

On the other hand, regarding the possibility of implementing sanctions, he said, "We will comprehensively consider from the perspective of how to calm the situation and what will be effective in restoring a democratic system."