Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar house begins new session dominated by Suu Kyi party
Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, arrives for the inauguration session of Myanmar's lower house parliament on Feb. 1 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (AP Photo)
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar--Myanmar's parliament dominated by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party on Monday began a new and historic session that will install the country's...
Public offered rare glimpse into Suu Kyi's study room at Kyoto...
The “Aung San Suu Kyi Room” at Kyoto University will be open to the public for the first time on Dec. 18. (Provided by Kyoto University)
KYOTO--The office used by Aung San Suu Kyi during her studies in Japan in the mid-1980s will be opened to the public for the first time on Dec. 18, Kyoto University's Center...
U.S. announces Myanmar trade sanctions work-around
Workers watch on Dec. 4 as containers are unloaded from a freighter at Myanmar Industrial Port (MIP), considered to be the best-located and equipped deep-water cargo port servicing Yangon in Myanmar. (AP Photo)
WASHINGTON--The United States announced a work-around in its Myanmar sanctions regime to allow trade through ports and other infrastructure run by cronies of the former ruling...
Suu Kyi holds secret dialogue with ex-junta leader over transition ...
Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD), appears in Myanmar’s parliament in Naypyidaw on Nov. 16. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
YANGON--Aung San Suu Kyi met secretly with the ex-junta leader apparently to ensure a smooth transition of power following her pro-democracy opposition party's landslide win...
In step towards power, Myanmar's Suu Kyi meets president, top...
Myanmar President Thein Sein, left, greets opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during their meeting at the presidential residence on Dec. 2 in Naypyitaw. (Myanmar Ministry of Information via AP)
NAYPYITAW--Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi held direct talks with Myanmar's top general for the first time on Dec. 2 as her party prepares to form the government in a country...
World leaders laud Myanmar election as Suu Kyi secures majority
Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy party, delivers a speech from a balcony of her party headquarters in Yangon on Nov. 9. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
YANGON--The party of democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi has won a majority in Myanmar's parliament, the election commission said on Nov. 13, giving it enough seats to elect...
Myanmar transition to democracy on track after promises of...
A man rides past graffiti congratulating Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in her party's election performance in Mandalay, Myanmar, on Nov. 11. (AP Photo)
YANGON--Myanmar's president has promised a peaceful transfer of power to the victorious party of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in general elections, ensuring that the...
Suu Kyi party projects landslide in historic Myanmar vote
Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy party, delivers a speech from a balcony at NLD headquarters in Yangon on Nov. 9. (AP Photo)
YANGON--Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party on Nov. 9 was confident it was headed for a landslide victory in Myanmar's historic elections, as the democracy icon urged...
With excitement and hope, millions vote in Myanmar polls
Leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy party, Aung San Suu Kyi visits a polling station on the outskirts Yangon, Myanmar, Nov. 8. (AP Photo)
YANGON, Myanmar--With tremendous excitement and hope, millions of citizens voted on Nov. 8 in Myanmar's historic general elections that will test whether the military's...
Myanmar's Suu Kyi says will be above president in new government
Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the media at a press conference in Yangon on Nov. 5. (Takaharu Yagi/ The Asahi Shimbun)
YANGON--Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Nov. 5 she would be "above the president" if her party wins a historic election on Nov. 8, defying a constitutional...
Suu Kyi travels to Rakhine in most difficult campaign stop
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to supporters in her electoral district in Myanmar on Sept. 21. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
THANDWE, Myanmar--Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Oct. 16 shifted her election campaign to a region that presents the most formidable challenge--the Rakhine...
Japanese firms lining up to enter military-ruled Myanmar, 'Asia's...
In September, I visited Myanmar, where Japanese companies are rapidly entering the market.
Myanmar says election to be held as planned despite flooding
Supporters of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party wear T-shirts imprinted with the party's flag as they ride bicycles in an election campaign in Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar on Oct 13. (AP Photo)
NAYPYITAW--Myanmar's general election will go ahead as planned on Nov. 8 despite a proposed delay because of recent landslides and flooding, the election commission said Oct....
Myanmar army chief vows to ‘accept' election result
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing during an interview with The Asahi Shimbun on Aug. 21 in Naypyidaw (Nay Htet Zaw Win)
NAYPYIDAW--Myanmar’s powerful commander in chief of the army pledged to accept the outcome of November's historic general election, even if the pro-democracy opposition wins.
Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi meets with Chinese president...
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, left, talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 11. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a powerful international symbol of a pro-democracy movement, met with Chinese President Xi Jinping here on June 11 during...
Top leaders to host Suu Kyi on her 1st visit to China
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BEIJING--Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will meet with Chinese leaders in Beijing this week to build ties with her country's giant neighbor, while China hopes to...
No agreements announced in Myanmar talks on constitutional reforms
Aung San Suu Kyi (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar--Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi held talks with Myanmar's top political and military leaders on April 10 in what a government spokesman described as a...
Myanmar's Suu Kyi says "too early" to commit to 2015 election
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks to journalists during a press conference at the headquarters of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party Dec. 30 in Yangon. (Makoto Igarashi/ The Asahi Shimbun)
YANGON--Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on the government on Dec. 30 to hold a transparent election next year and said her party was waiting for a poll date...
Leading Myanmar activist demands military relinquish political...
Min Ko Naing, one of the most prominent pro-democracy leaders in Myanmar, during an interview with The Asahi Shimbun on Nov. 27 in Yangon (Makoto Igarashi)
YANGON--Min Ko Naing, a prominent pro-democracy leader in Myanmar, called for revisions to the nation's Constitution, which affords the military a virtual stranglehold on...
Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to China shelved for time being
Aung San Suu Kyi (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
YANGON--Nobel laureate and pro-democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi said Nov. 27 that her planned visit to China in December has been postponed.