Dalai Lama Leaves for Japan Visit བོད་སྐད།

Exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday left Dharamsala, for a five-day visit to Japan from 31 October to 5 November.

The Dalai Lama will begin his visit with a public teaching on 'Three Principle Paths and Generating the Altruistic Mind Enlightenment', at Ryogoku Kokugikan hall in Tokyo, and His Holiness will interact with Japanese scientists to discuss 'Future of the Earth: A Dialogue between Buddhist Inner Science and Modern External Science”

New prime minister of Japan Yukio Hatoyama (then, Democratic Party of Japan Secretary General) met with the Dalai Lama in 2007 at a Tokyo hotel, DPJ Secretary general Hatoyama, expressed ``strong support'' for the Dalai Lama's efforts to gain greater autonomy for Tibet from China's government.

Some information for this report was provided by TibetNet and Kyodo.