Agence France-PresseApril 13, 2013 06:16
Myanmar's democracy hero Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Japan on Saturday, her first visit to the country where she spent time as a university researcher nearly three decades ago.
A group of well-wishers including Burmese gathered at Tokyo's Narita airport to greet the Suu Kyi, now her country's opposition leader, but were denied the chance to meet her as she left through a backdoor.
"I respect her like my mother," one of Burmese women said in an interview with public broadcaster NHK. "I want to tell her that I support her strongly."