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Japanese Diplomat Meets Aung San Su

Subject: Japanese Diplomat Meets Aung San Suu Kyi

Asahi Evening News
October 31, 1996

Diplomat Meets Aung San Suu Kyi

Yangon -- A Japanese Foreign Ministry official in charge of Myanmar (Burma)
affairs met pro- democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday, but details
of their talks were not immediately known, diplomatic sources said.

Shigeo Matsutomi, director of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's First
Southeast Asian Division, met Suu Kyi for 90 minutes at Japanese Ambassador
Yoichi Yamaguchi's residence, the sources said.

Matsutomi arrived in Yangon (Rangoon) on Tuesday on a fact - finding
mission, the sources said.  He is scheduled to return to Tokyo on Friday.