The U.N. secretary-general's special advisor on Burma has wrapped up a visit to Japan, where he said he had "detailed and open discussions" about promoting change in Burma.
A U.N. spokeswoman said Ibrahim Gambari met with Japanese officials Friday to discuss how the United Nations and Japan can to work together to encourage Burma to make changes.
Gambari had similar talks in India and China. While in India, Gambari acknowledged the positive steps Burma's military leaders are taking.
But he also said Burma must make further progress toward democratization and the respect of human rights.
Gambari told reporters in India that he plans to visit Burma soon, but did not give a date.
Rights groups have criticized India's and China's continued investments in Burma, saying such ventures help support a government they accuse of human rights violations.