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Known worldwide as a prodemocracy icon, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi showed herself to also be a capable and pragmatic politician during her weeklong visit to Japan as she sought backing for her country’s political and economic development.

In her first visit to Japan in 27 years, Suu Kyi filled her tight schedule with meetings with prominent people to seek the “right assistance” to genuinely benefit the people of Myanmar, including poor rural farmers and young people in need of jobs.

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