Japan Hopes Suu Kyi Will Visit in April
20 February 2013
Japan’s government is making arrangements for a visit by Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to Tokyo in mid-April, Kyodo news agency reports. The agency cited government sources, who said that they hoped to arrange a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Suu Kyi between April 12 and April 21, when Burma’s Parliament is in recess. It would be Suu Kyi’s first visit to Japan since 1986, according to Kyodo. She was a visiting scholar at Kyoto University from 1985 to 1986 before returning home to Burma and becoming a pro-democracy leader.