Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi viewed Japanese technology firsthand Thursday, visiting 634-meter Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest broadcast tower, and Panasonic Corp.'s showroom in the Ariake area on Tokyo Bay.

Observing a model of an energy-efficient house that runs on solar power at the Panasonic showroom, Suu Kyi expressed hope of setting up affordable solar power in her country, officials at the electronics giant said.

The 67-year-old head of the National League for Democracy is on her first visit to Japan in 27 years after more than 14 years of house arrest and detainment through 2010 by the Myanmar military junta.