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A man walks past a group of Myanmar pro-democracy activists and their supporters staging a protest with portraits of de facto opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in front of Japan's Foreign Ministry in Tokyo on Friday.

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A peaceful, well organized protest? Excelllent.

Though I don't really understand what they expect Japan to do about Burma.

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I recommend jogging, a walk in the park, a good book, coffee with a friend.... Quite sure things are good for her now and she was released from house arrest and travels often in first class to events with world leaders.

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Though I don't really understand what they expect Japan to do about Burma.

Maybe just raise the understanding here that Burma is a corrupt, anti-democratic joint. I know quite a few Japanese - and others - who have visited Burma seemingly oblivious to the human rights abuses, and there is also quite a lot of new investment from Japan.

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Aung San Sun Kyi stands out as possibly the only person in Myanmar that has the moral stature, nation-wide visibility, trust of the people and the ability to be an integral figure in restoring peace, unity and democarcy in Myanmar period. I believe she commands the respect and loyalty of diverse sections of Burmese society, including some military officers and her capacity as a conciliator and unifer presents the greatest hope for stability in Burma. May God continue to bless her for her courage.

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Nice gesture, and hopefully some people in Myanmar get to see it, but it won't make a difference, sadly.

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Most of the protesters are illegal Myanmar immigrants who are hopeful for getting the refugee status with political activity. In the reality, they are well off people who can afford to come to Japan. They do not concern much about the economic hardship of people left behind there.

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Not sure how you meant that, mywsense, but Aung deserves first class travel all the way for what she has gone through, in my book.

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If they are not concerned about the hardships of the people left behind there, why are they staging a protest? They could be doing something that would actually be typical of unconcerned people.

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