NEW! **March 6 PEACE MARCH for TIBET 2016 Tokyo
**Canceled June 5 Celebrate Dhondup Wangchen’s Release from prison
- Date: Feb 22, 2012
- Time: 8:00 to 20:00
- Place: Kokuren Daigaku-Mae Hiroba. United Nations University
- 16:00 to 17:00 Protest at Chinese embassy
Tibet support groups of Japan have sent a joint statement to Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan and Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto that condemns the Chinese government's oppression of Tibetans in Ngaba county. The letter is based on the original letter from HH The Dalai Lama, statements from HRW, a report from TCHRD and the five NGO's earlier press release.
March 13th Prayers from India
I take this liberty, on behalf of Tibetan people, to express my deep sadness over the unimaginable disasters the people of Japan were struck on the 11th March. Such a ravaging nature razing Minamisanriku city beyond recognition is so heartbreaking to see. I am confident that Japan will overcome this natural calamity soon, and will once again outshine as ever and the people who witness the loss of their properties and loved ones shall overcome their sorrow and suffering as well. I also pray the nuclear reactor leakages bring no further human catastrophe.
Tibetan people all over the world are praying for Japan at this time. As far as my knowledge is concerned there is a mass prayer gathering at Japanese Monastery in New Delhi organized by South Delhi Tibetan Association today. I also heard that there will be a prayer gathering organized by Tibetan Community of Japan at Gukokoji temple on the 19th March from 1 to 4 pm in Tokyo. We also prayed here in Dharamsala. These acts of solidarity with the people of Japan are not a symbolic gesture but one that shows the deepest of our feelings at this time of difficult the people of Japan has to undergo.
I believe this earthquake and the tsunami are by far the most dreadful in the last 40 years of Japan's history. We pray such scale of natural disaster will not ever occur again in Japan or on this earth.
Asia Regional Coordinator, International Tibet Network
March 12th Prayers from SFT HQ
We're shocked and saddened by the tragedy that struck Japan. It is terrifying to see some of the pictures and video of the earthquake and tsunami that have hit Japan in the last couple of days, and naturally all of us have been feeling very worried about you. I hope that all of you are somehow doing ok and recovering from the shock.
We are sending our condolences and prayers for all the people in Japan who've lost their lives in this natural disaster. We will arrange prayers in Dharamsala too at the main temple of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Please stay careful and let us know if there is anything we can do at this difficult time.
With prayer and hope,
Tendor, Kate, Tendolkar, Stef, Mary Kate and everyone else in SFT HQ
July 4th/5th - Earth Garden (Summer) 2009
Date/Time: 2009/7/4（Sat), 5（Sun）10:00 - 17:00
Place: Yoyogi Park Event Area
Sponsored by: Earth Garden
Main stage: Songs for Tibet from Japan
Kawchen, SFT Japan, Society of Buddhist Monks,
Amnesty International Japan、KIKU、Tibet Cultural Exchange (Tibet交流会)
Candle lighting at 18:00 with Candle JUNE
Kawachen, SFT Japan, Society of Buddhist Monks,
Amensty International Japan, Tibet Cultural Exchange (Tibet交流会)
SFT Japan will be working with Kawachen to present short introductory classes on Tibetan writing (the same that were done at Feel Tibet). The other Tibet support groups will also be having events and displays based on their particular areas of speciality.
Please come out and join us for this event to promote awareness of the Tibet problem and Tibetan culture.
For those interested, the Earth Garden home page is at http://www.earth-garden.jp/ (Japanese only)
NEW! April 9th, 2009 - China: Stop the Executions!
[Finished] May 7th — 13th, 2009 - Tendor to visit Japan
Tendor in Japan
SFT Japan is happy to announce that we will be playing host to the Deputy Director of SFT, Tenzin Dorjee (Tendor), this May 7th to 13th! SFT Japan will be hosting a Lecture by Tendor on the 9th, and a Symposium with Tendor on the 10th. Registration is open now. Click here for details
Tendor joined SFT's staff in 2004 after one year as a member of SFT's Board of Directors and many before that as the SFT chapter leader at Brown University. His reason for being involved with SFT? "It allows me to be young, mad, angry, powerful, nonviolent and effective at the same time." He recently left the Grassroots Coordinator position and became SFT's Deputy Director.
Tendor is well regarded by the younger generation of Tibetan refugees as an activist and voice for Tibetans. Often speaking to the media, heads of state, and various organizations, Tendor's visit this year should prove to be highlight for activists in Japan.
Below is a video message from Tendor to the Tibetans and Free Tibet activists in Japan
Finished April 3rd, 2009 - Students, we need your support!
Finished March 25th, 2009 Help campaign for an entry visa for the Dalai Lama for South Africa
South Africa, bowing to pressure from China regarding the 2010 World Cup, has denied the Dalai Lama a visa to enter the country. URL: Dalai Lama denied an entry visa to South Africa
Because of this the South African peace conference for Nobel laureates has been postponed indefinitely. Despite being completely peaceful and only wishing to engage the Chinese government in discussions, SFT Japan regrets the fact that a meeting with the purpose of peace has been postponed due to Chinese pressure.
Please join us in writing to the South African embassy to request that the Dalai Lama be allowed to enter to attend this important meeting.
Finished March 23rd, 2009 China’s Brutality in Tibet Exposed
The Tibetan Government-in-Exile has released rare footage smuggled out of Tibet that confirms Chinese forces used extreme violence against Tibetans following the March 2008 protests.
Finished April 18th — 19th, 2009 SFT Japan participates in Earth Day Tokyo 2009