TOKYO: CTA President Dr. Lobsang Sangay yesterday met with the members of Parliament of the All Party Japanese Parliamentary Tibet Support Group at the Parliament office building in Tokyo.
The meeting was attended by executive members of All Party Japanese Parliamentary Tibet Support Group including Chairman Mr. Shimomura Hakubun, former education minister, Liberal Democratic Party; Mr Watanabe Shu, Vice Chairman, Party of Hope, Ms. Yamatani Eriko, Liberal Democratic Party, Mr. Furuya Keiji, Liberal Democratic Party, Mr. Seichi Eto, Liberal Democratic, Mr. Baba Nobuyuki, Japan Innovation Party, Mr. Nagao Takashi, Liberal Democratic Party and Ms. Sakurai Yoshiko, a veteran journalist and head of think tank, Japan Institute of National Fundamentals.
During the hour-long meeting, President Dr. Sangay apprised the Japanese parliamentarians on the situation in Tibet and support from the international community for the Tibetan cause including the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2018 and Indo-Pacific Reassurance Act of the Donald Trump’s administration.
The All Party Japanese Parliamentary Tibet Support Group issued a statement expressing support for the Middle Way Policy to seek genuine autonomy for the Tibetan people within the framework of the Chinese constitution.
They strongly criticized the Chinese government’s suppression of the unique culture, education, language and religious freedom in Tibet.
The CTA President was accompanied by Lungtok, the representative at the Office of Tibet and Secretary Lobsang Choedak during the meeting.
-Filed by Office of Tibet, Japan