Following suggestions from His Holiness the Dalai Lama for maintaining harmonious relationship between the Chinese and Tibetan peoples, the Tibetan and Chinese people living in Japan have formed a "Friendship Association" to strengthen better understanding between the two communities and to promote peace and stability in China and Tibet.
More than hundred Chinese and Tibetans in and around Tokyo gathered on Sunday evening to celebrate the formation of a " Friendship Association " between the two communities in the region.
The two-hour dinner gathering was organized by the Tibetan Community in Japan. Mr Kelsang Dhondup, President of the Tibetan Community, in his opening remark, greeted the gathering and expressed his happiness that the two communities have come together to show to the world that we are not against each other, that we love and respect each other and that we can live peacefully together." Mr. Lhakpa Tsoko, representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for Japan and East Asia welcomed the formation of the Association.
Information for this report was provided by Phayul.