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Wednesday, 26th March 2014
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Dalai Lama to visit Japan in April

The representative office of the Dalai Lama announced yesterday (March 23rd ) that the Tibetan spiritual leader will visit Japan next month for the first time since November last year.

Whether the famous figure will be there to take in the cherry blossoms or strictly to engage in business and foreign affairs, we can only speculate over, but he is not scheduled to meet any Japanese politicians.

According to his press office, the Dalai Lama will take part in various activities with the purpose of lifting the spirits of survivors of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan.

China, which regards the spiritual leader as an anti-China separatist following his failed uprising against the country in 1959, is likely to react sharply to the visit, as it did with Britain last year when the Dalai Lama visited.

Written by Mark Smith