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Suu Kyi plans Japan trip later this year

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Media Funfare (wideshow - morning and afternoon) No political significance.

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I don't like her. She is giving people illusions. Hasty democracy to an underdeveloped country only results in confusions.

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

Hasty democracy to an underdeveloped country only results in confusions.

Explain.

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Gaijintoday,

I would agree with Schopenhauer. Economic development must precede transitions to democracy, or else the country will most likely descend into civil war amidst confusion and chaos.

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I think she is a hero.

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Did any one ask "WHY TO JAPAN?" and "WHY NOT TO THE USA?"

What makes Japan a better place to learn how to govern or run a country as a representative?

Or is it a way to get YEN to help their economy improve since USA has no more to to give?

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

One question that may be controversial but still need to be asked is "WHY NOT TO CHINA?" If it was for economic aid... China may be a good place. They seem to have the Chinese GEN which continues to "buy" USA debts?

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She is not interesting now she is not locked up.

-7 ( +0 / -7 )

She is the only politician in the world that I would travel 2 meters to see, hear, and wish her well.

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Japan needs to make tons of good business deals with her while US is behind helping her to suceed. Let's keep China away from Burma as they had done in the past. to screw up that country.

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I'm surprised that so many of you are so short sighted about why she would visit Japan. Japan is still a world economic and political heavyweight and a regional giant, dispite the dislike you might have for the place. It makes perfect sense for a resource rich underdeveloped nation to look to it's nearer neighbors for advice, guidance and possible partnerships to kick start the economy, create jobs and facilitate development.

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Japan is still a world economic and political heavyweight and a regional giant, dispite the dislike you might have for the place

LOL

Japan has been devastated. BOJ had made a big mistake 15 years ago and Japan has been in deflation since then. I am not even sure if Japan will be able sustain that strength as it used to be. As I have mentioned the above, both countries will get something positive if the deals are done correctly while we (US) is behind her to suceeed. Burma is a natural resource rich country including the "rare earth". Japan may no longer needs to depend on China's rare earth. Let's hope some J. businesses are thinking already to move factories from China to Burma. .

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globalwatcher

LOL

Sigh. It might be just me, but whernever I see LOL in a post it makes me feel as though I am having a conversation with a Facebook crazed Tween.....

Japan has been devastated. BOJ had made a big mistake 15 years ago and Japan has been in deflation since then. I am not even sure if Japan will be able sustain that strength as it used to be

Japan has been devastated?! How so? You make it sound like the place has undergone a 10 year Blitzkreig. A more reasonable way of putting is that Japan has challenges. Challenges that must be addressed - deflation, aging and shrinking population, export reliance, foreign debt. But, for example, a recent article in the New York Times pointed out that contrary to some of the current common wisdom that Japan is headed down the gurgler, The US should again be looking to Japan as a model of outstanding success since 1990 due to Japan's record in; longievity due to excellent health care, outstanding Internet infrastructure, a strong currency, low unemployment, general affluence of the poulation, the current account surplus and it's very balanced and prosperous trading with China. The Japanese economy is still 5 times larger than the next Asian economy under it - South Korea. It's for these reasons Burma have such a vested interest in good relations with the Japanese.

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Who pays for the trip?

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