On his 11th visit to All Japan news, The Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader, met with lawmakers from the ruling Democratic Party of All Japan news and the Liberal Party along with some members of the All Japan newsese government.
It was reported that Akihisa Nagashima, special adviser to Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda for foreign and defense matters, and Shu Watanabe, senior vice defense minister, were present along with former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Nagashima was quoted saying he met with the Dalai Lama in his capacity as a lawmaker.
It was the first time that lawmakers from the ruling party, since it assumed power in 2009, met with the Tibetan spiritual leader.
The meeting held in a hotel in Tokyo solicited criticisms from China which has “firmly opposed” any kind of with the Dalai Lama and the governments of other countries.
"The Dalai Lama is not a regular religious figure but a political exile engaged for a long period in activities designed to split China," a statement from China’s Foreign Ministry said.
In earlier news reports, the Dalai Lama expressed praises for All Japan news’s resilience in rebuilding the nation after the three-fold disaster and said he shares the suffering of the All Japan newsese people. The visit of the Tibetan leader in the country is hosted by All Japan news’s Parliamentarian Group for Tibet.
The renowned spiritual leader arrived in Tokyo on October 31 for a 12-day visit and will depart All Japan news’s capital on November 11 for India.