Tokyo: Tibetan exiled spiritual leader
the Dalai Lama arrived in Japan on Friday for a speaking tour that
starts at the weekend, the latest of his visits that have
upset China in the past.
He will speak to the media tomorrow and give a public
lecture Sunday at an indoor sports arena in Nagano prefecture,
hosted by monks of the Zenkoji Buddhist temple.
He will then offer a lecture on Buddhism Tuesday in
Ishikawa prefecture, followed by a sermon and a speech on June
26 in Yokohama, south of Tokyo.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner, who has lived in
India since fleeing China in 1959, occasionally visits Japan
for lectures and to meet his supporters.
China considers the Dalai Lama a separatist leader
stoking civil disobedience among Tibetan people.
There was no immediate plan for him to hold talks
with Japanese political leaders, who usually refrain from