Apr 17, 2013

Abe to be urged to up support for Myanmar democratization efforts

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold talks Thursday with Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, during which they are expected to discuss Japanese support for the democratization process in her country, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday. Suu Kyi, who is on ...

Suu Kyi travels to Kyoto on second day of Japan visit

Apr 15, 2013

Suu Kyi travels to Kyoto on second day of Japan visit

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday traveled to Kyoto in central Japan on the second day of her weeklong visit to Japan. Suu Kyi rode on a shinkansen train from Tokyo to the ancient Japanese capital, where she resided as a ...

Suu Kyi visiting to drum up support

Apr 13, 2013

Suu Kyi visiting to drum up support

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will arrive in Japan on Saturday for her first visit in 27 years to discuss support for her fast-reforming nation, government officials said. Tokyo aims to strengthen ties with the 67-year-old democracy icon, who is highly influential ...

Apr 10, 2013

Suu Kyi to get honorary doctorate

Kyoto’s Ryukoku University plans to award an honorary doctorate to Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for her achievements in the country’s democratic reform when she visits Japan from Saturday. Kyoto University is also considering offering the Nobel Peace Prize laureate an honorary ...