New York, November 8, 2010--Burma
must immediately release Toru Yamaji, a reporter with Tokyo-based APF news agency, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yamaji, 49, was detained Sunday in Myawaddy, on the country's eastern border with Thailand
while trying to cover the country's first elections in two decades, according to international media reports
, which quoted Japan
's embassy in Rangoon
. He was flown to the capital after being detained, the embassy was reported as saying.