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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 her first visit to Japan in 27 years following more than 14 years of house arrest and detainment, is also expected to call on Japanese firms to invest in her country, which is fast attracting businesses for its relatively cheap labor after its transition to a democratic government in March 2011.

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