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Suu Kyi in Japan as Myanmar faces pressure on Rohingya

  • Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech during a meeting with Myanmar residents in Japan, at a hotel in Tokyo Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Suu Kyi is in Japan for a five-day visit. (Takumi Sato/Kyodo News via AP)

    Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech during a meeting with Myanmar residents in Japan, at a hotel in Tokyo Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Suu Kyi is in Japan for a five-day visit. (Takumi Sato/Kyodo News via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi leaves after a meeting with Myanmar residents in Japan, at a hotel in Tokyo Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Suu Kyi is in Japan for a five-day visit. (Takumi Sato/Kyodo News via AP)

    Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi leaves after a meeting with Myanmar residents in Japan, at a hotel in Tokyo Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Suu Kyi is in Japan for a five-day visit. (Takumi Sato/Kyodo News via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands at the end of a joint press conference following their meeting at Akasaka state guesthouse in Tokyo Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Suu Kyi arrived late Tuesday for a five-day visit amid growing international pressure on her government to get a grip on violence against the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority following reports of army attacks on the civilian population. (Kimimasa Mayama/Pool Photo via AP)

    Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands at the end of a joint press conference following their meeting at Akasaka state guesthouse in Tokyo Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Suu Kyi arrived late Tuesday for a five-day visit amid growing international pressure on her government to get a grip on violence against the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority following reports of army attacks on the civilian population. (Kimimasa Mayama/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has received a passionate welcome by hundreds of her countrymen in Japan, where she sought their support to promoting development of their country.

Suu Kyi told the audience at Wednesday's packed meeting that hardworking people could help improve Myanmar's image and encourage foreign investment.

Suu Kyi arrived Monday for a five-day visit amid growing international pressure on her government to get a grip on violence against the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority following reports of army attacks on the civilian population.

She didn't mention the issue at the meeting.

Suu Kyi will meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe later Wednesday and sign Japan's economic and humanitarian assistance agreements.