Tibetan Parliamentary Delegation visits Setagaya School and Gokukuji Temple

The Tibetan Parliamentary delegation during their visit to Gokukuji Temple in Tokyo, Japan, on 28 April 2017

TOKYO, Japan: The members of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile today visited Setagaya Junior High School to learn about the curriculum and teaching methodologies of the Japanese schools.

The Tibetan parliamentarians observed science laboratories, text books, English language, meditation and cooking classes. They had detailed exchange of educational know how with academic faculties.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited Setagaya School in 2010 and 2016.

Mr Tenzin Jamyang, member of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile and a teacher at the TCV school Selakui, shared his view on the need for teacher exchange programme between Tibetan and Japanese schools.

Later in the afternoon, the Tibetan Parliamentarians visited Gokukuji temple built in 1691 and met with Rev Eiji Okamoto, head priest of the Gokokuji Temple in Tokyo.

The Tibetan parliamentary delegation expressed gratitude to the Gokukuji Temple for their unstinting support for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people. During the meeting, the Tibetan parliamentarians apprised the chief priest about the importance of Tibet’s ecology for billions of people living in Asia who survive on Tibetan rivers for freshwater. They informed him about repression on Tibetan language, culture and religion, and self-immolation protest by 147 Tibetans.

He said it is a matter of great pride that His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s message of peace and compassion is being recognised across the world. He expressed his wish to have His Holiness the Dalai Lama visit Gokukuji temple this year.

He recalled His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit to the temple, especially the prayer service that he presided over for the victims of the tsunami which hit Japan in 2011.

The chief priest said the situation in Tibet is of great concern and the Gokukuki Temple will continue to offer support to the Tibetan people.

-Report filed by office of Tibet,Japan

The Tibetan Parliamentary delegation during their visit to Setagaya Junior High School in Japan on 28 April 2017
The Tibetan Parliamentary delegation during their visit to Setagaya Junior High School in Japan on 28 April 2017
The Tibetan Parliamentary delegation during their visit to Setagaya Junior High School in Japan on 28 April 2017
The Tibetan Parliamentary delegation during their visit to Gokukuji Temple in Tokyo, Japan, on 28 April 2017