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Japanese and Tibetan Made Representation to the President Obama

November 15, 2009

Tibet House, Shinjuku (Japan)
November 13, 2009

Tokyo -- Japanese and Tibetans gathered at Meiji
Koen, a spacious park in Tokyo to welcome
President Obama to Japan, who arrived in Tokyo
this morning. The gathering had a big long banner
and number of Tibetan snow-lion flags and
placards, the message on the banner read,
"President Obama, Welcome to Japan! Don't Forget Human Right and Tibet".

Japanese Tibet supporters and Tibetan Community
in Japan organized the gathering. The organizers
have sent a memorandum to US President Barack
Obama through US Embassy in Tokyo ahead of his visit.

Ms Yukari and Mr. Kubo, Presidents of the Tibet
Supporters said that the gathering was intended
to remind the President not to forget human right
and Tibet issue during his meeting with the
Chinese leaders in the forthcoming visit to
China. Ms Rima Fujita, a noted designer read the
memorandum before the gathering. The memorandum
urged the President not to let the trade and
economic issue supersede the human right and Tibet issue.

"We earnestly appeal you to bring the issue of
Tibet with the Chinese leaders during your
forthcoming visit to China. As the leader of a
great nation, epitome of freedom, liberty and
justice, we request you to urge the Chinese
leaders to stop the brutal regime in Tibet and to
restore the legitimate right of the Tibetan
people to their cultural identity, freedom and justice." The memorandum read.

Mr. Lhakpa Tshoko, Representative of Liaison
Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama thanked the
organizers and participants for their
wholehearted support and interest in Tibet issue.
He updated the gathering about the current
situation in Tibet. Tibetan Community Leader Mr.
Sonam Tsering led a brief mourning prayer for the
four Tibetans executed in Tibet recently, and raised slogans.

Despite the day being a working day coupled with
cold early winter weather, people came to
participate in the gathering, some even taking a
day off from the work. Apart from the local
medias, some reporters from the Obama's
entourages have also come and took the interviews
of the organizers and participants.

The organizers concluded that the world has great
hope on Obama, and his visit will surely bring a
change in the communist regime.

To view the full text of the memorandum, visit :
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