"14 December 2016
TOKYO: Reiterating strong support to the Tibet cause, the members from all political spectrum of Japan today organised a special conference to announce the formation of All Party Japanese Parliamentary Group for Tibet at the Parliament building.
Notwithstanding chilly December weather and a very early 7:40 am meeting, members of the Japanese Parliament made their presence to express strong support for the just cause of Tibet. The members who attended the launch of the All Party Japanese Parliamentary Group for Tibet include 58 MPs from the House of Representatives and 24 MPs from the House of Councillors."
Addressing the gathering, Mr Shimomura Hakubun, Member of House of Representatives and former Minister of Education, thanked the Japanese Parliamentarians for their concerted efforts to form the All Party Japanese Parliamentary Group for Tibet. He recalled that the idea to form this Tibet support group was mooted during His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit to Japan around five years ago."
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