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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 fellowship and the plan is expected to be officially decided at a board meeting Tuesday, sources said Monday.Suu Kyi lived in Kyoto from 1985 to 1986 as a visiting researcher at the Southeast Asian studies research center then operated by Kyoto University, and visited Ryukoku University several times.

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