Democracy and Expectations on Young Leaders of the World [Subtitled EN]

Lecture Description

On April 17, 2013, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the opposition in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD), and the 1991 Noble Peace Prize recipient gave a lecture at UTokyo Hongo Campus, and approximately 400 audience filled the hall.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was welcomed by a warm and big round of applause following which she gave a lecture entitled “Democracy and Expectations on Young Leaders of the World”. In her lecture she spoke that democracy itself does not mean rights, but by everyone taking and fulfilling their responsibility it will lead to the realization of democracy, which ensures the individual’s rights. She called on the youths of Japan, who do not always actively participate in voting at elections that are free and fair, not to be indifferent to elections and to make use of these elections which are the first steps to achieving democracy. Furthermore, she advised the youths that to become a good leader, they must first be a good follower, having responsibility for their actions and the importance of expanding their knowledge.

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Apr 17, 2013
Visitors University students
Law / Political Science


Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi

Chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD)

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