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Dalai Lama concludes two-week visit to Japan

The Dalai Lama with a classic Japanese umbrella presented to him at the conclusion of his talk as part of the 40th Anniversary of All Japan Young Priest Association in Gifu, Japan on April 8, 2015. (Photo courtesy/Tenzin Jigmey/OHHDL)
The Dalai Lama with a classic Japanese umbrella presented to him at the conclusion of his talk as part of the 40th Anniversary of All Japan Young Priest Association in Gifu, Japan on April 8, 2015. (Photo courtesy/Tenzin Jigmey/OHHDL)

(TibetanReview.net, Apr16, 2015) – Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Apr 13 concluded a much applauded two-week visit to Japan during which he met and interacted with Japanese scientists, politicians, doctors, Buddhist communities from different countries, students and members of the general public. On the final day, he met separately with a group of Tibetans living in the country and a large audience of Taiwanese.

He called on the Tibetans to be good ambassadors of their ethnic traits of being warm-hearted while being constructive in criticisms for the purpose of improving things. On the issue of Tibet, he said international support was crucial and expressed confidence that change, being inevitable, will come.

To an audience of about 1,000 Taiwanese, the Dalai Lama said they should back up their interest in Buddhism with study. He pointed out that though 80 years old, he himself was still studying the works of the ancient Nalanda masters.

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