'Go There, Investigate' Dalai Lama Appeals to the Media

November 1st 2009

His Holiness the Dalai Lama greets the media on his arrival at the Foreign Correspondent

His Holiness the Dalai Lama greets the media on his arrival at the Foreign Correspondent's Club of Japan for a press conference. The exiled Tibetan leader is on his 12th visit to the island nation. photo: Tenzin Choejor

Tokyo, Japan, 31 October 2009 (By Sherab Woeser,) - Interacting with the media on his second day in Japan, His Holiness the Dalai Lama strongly appealed to the international community and especially to the media to go to China and Tibet and investigate the reality of the situation.

'If you find out that what China's Government is saying about Tibet is correct, then I will cease all my activities and apologise to them,' said the exiled Tibetan leader this morning at the Foreign Correspondent's Club of Japan.

In his initial address to the media, the Nobel Peace laureate spoke in detail on his two main commitments in life of promoting human values and religious harmony.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama responses to a question from a Chinese news agency. The Tibetan leader appealed for more media freedom in China. Photo: Tenzin Choejor

His Holiness the Dalai Lama responses to a question from a Chinese news agency. The Tibetan leader appealed for more media freedom in China. Photo: Tenzin Choejor

'The inner values of a mother's love and affection for her child does not come from religious faith or a constitution - it is our biological, human nature,' said His Holiness to rapturous applause from the international media contingent.

Responding to a question, the Tibetan leader expressed full support for Japan's Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's proposed programme of basing his Government's policies on the
 

Latest News

His Holiness Expresses Sadness over Ferry Sinking in South Korea
April 19th 2014
Dharamsala, HP, India, 19 April 2014 - In a letter to the President of the Republic of South Korea, Ms Park Geun-hye, written immediately upon his arrival from Japan this afternoon, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his deep sadness at the loss of so many lives as a result of the tragic ferry accident off the coast of South Korea. He wrote that "it is especially distressing to know that among the passengers were 350 students from Danwon High School in Ansan, Seoul."

Japan Tour Ends with Audiences for Tibetans, Mongolians and Chinese
April 18th 2014

Full Day of Teachings in Tokyo
April 17th 2014

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Meets Indians, Chinese and Sotoshu Monks in Tokyo
April 16th 2014

Public Talk in Koyasan before Departure for Tokyo
April 15th 2014