Aung San Suu Kyi receives honorary doctorate

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi made a nostalgic trip earlier this month back to Kyoto University, where she studied briefly in the mid-1980s. Suu Kyi received an honorary doctorate, the first the university has ever conferred upon an individual for commitment to freedom, democracy and human rights, writes Eric Johnston for The Japan Times.

The leader, who serves concurrently as Myanmar’s state counsellor, took questions from eight Kyoto University students about her life, career and efforts to promote democracy and economic development in her country.

“Throughout her fight for democracy, Suu Kyi-san has endured many hardships. She resisted the military government in her country through non-violent means, and led the National League for Democracy, even while under house arrest for over 15 years. She inspires people all around the world who are engaged in the fight for democracy,” Kyoto University President Juichi Yamagiwa said.
Full report on The Japan Times site