2008年7月7日月曜日

SAVE TIBET: ASIA-PACIFIC FORUM sent out the resolution to G8 leaders



Save Tibet: Asia-Pacific Forum - Compassion for the Planet- has been successfully concluded with powerful resolution sent to G8 leaders.


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【Message from H.H.Dalai Lama】

H.H.Dalai Lama sent an exclusive message for "Save Tibet: Asia-Pacific Forum"

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【List of Participants】

Central Tibetan Administration
Mdm. Kesang Yangkyi Takla
Minister for Foreign Affairs

Mr. Tenzin Phuntsok Atisha
Representative
HH the Dalai Lama Office, Australia

Mr. Dawa Tsering
Representative
HH the Dalai Lama Office, Taiwan

Australia
Mr. Peter Slipper
Member of the Australian Parliament
Co-convenor of the Tibet Parliamentary Group

Mr. Paul Bourke
Executive Officer
Australian Tibet Council

Mr. Michael Organ
Fmr Federal Member of the Australian Parliament

Taiwan
Prof. Su Chia-hung
Foo-yin University in Kaohsiung

Ms. Chien Yu-yen
Taipei City Councilor
Democratic Progressive Party

Mr. Lee Ching-Feng
Taipei City Councilor
Democratic Progressive Party

Mr.Lien Li-Jen,
Local Parliamentarian of Kaohsiung
Komintang Party

Ms. Hsu Wen-Ying
Researcher, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, and
Member of Executive Committee
Forum for A Democratic China and Asia

Japan
Mr. Shoichi Nakagawa
Member of the House of Representatives
Liberal Democratic Party

Mr. Seiichi Ota
Member of the House of Representatives
Liberal Democratic Party

Mr. Katsuei Hirasawa
Member of the House of Representatives
Liberal Democratic Party

Mr. Yukio Edano
Member of the House of Representatives
The Democratic Party

Mr. Katsumasa Suzuki
Member of the House of Representatives
The Democratic Party

Mr. Jin Matsubara
Member of the House of Representatives
The Democratic Party

Mr. Ryuji Yamane
Member of the House of Councilors
The Democratic Party

Mr. Yukihisa Fujita
Member of the House of Councilors
The Democratic Party

Ms. Hisako Oishi
Member of the House of Councilors,
The Democratic Party

Mr. Humihiko Igarashi
Former Member of the House of Representatives
The Democratic Party

Mr. Ikuo Yamahana
Former Member of the House of Representatives
The Democratic Party

Mr. Yoshikatsu Nakayama
Former Member of the House of Representatives
The Democratic Party

Mr. Noboru Usami
Former Member of the House of Representatives
The Democratic Party

Mr. Takayuki Tsuchiya
Member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly

Mr. Koichiro Yoshida
Member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly

[Guest Speaker]
Prof. Yumiko Ishihama
Waseda University

[Organizer]
Save Tibet Network

Mr. Seishu Makino
Representative, and
Former Member of the Parliament
The Democratic Party

and many other

[Supporting Organization]
Liaison Office of HH the Dalai Lama for Japan and Asia

Mr. Lhakpa Tshoko
Representative

Mr. T. Gyalpo. A.

Mr. Lungtok

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【Resolution】

Resolution of the Save Tibet: Asia-Pacific Forum

Given the current critical situation in Tibet, present and past parliamentarians, Tibet Support Groups and supporters from Australia, Taiwan and Japan attended a forum immediately prior to the G8 summit to appeal to world leaders to use their influence to address the Tibetan issue as a matter of urgency. [Note: Tibet in this document refers to the whole of Tibet, comprising the provinces of Amdo, Kham and U-Tsang.]

The Asia-Pacific Forum, organised by Save Tibet Network Japan*, was held in Tokyo from 1-3 July 2008. Participants recognised the dramatic increase of concern and support for Tibet throughout the world resulting from the recent tragic events in Tibet.

The Forum condemns the on-going violations of human rights in Tibet, including arbitrary arrests, repression and the campaign of so-called “patriotic education” in occupied Tibet.

The Forum commends the Tibetan people for responding to the call by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to reject violence, despite the violence and suffering inflicted on them by the Chinese authorities.

The Forum fully recognises His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government-in-Exile to be the legitimate representatives of the Tibetan People.

The Forum fully supports the Middle Way Policy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the re-opening of official contact between Representatives of the Dalai Lama and the Government of the People’s Republic of China to discuss the peaceful resolution of the Tibet issue.

The Forum notes that many of the leaders attending the G8 Summit at Toyako, Japan, including President George Bush, President Nicholas Sarkozy, Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda have individually made strong statements of support for the Tibet-China dialogue.

The Forum urges these leaders to jointly re-affirm their support for the dialogue process and calls upon them to urge President Hu Jintao to elevate the dialogue to the level of formal, results-oriented negotiations leading to genuine autonomy for the Tibetan people as soon as possible.

The Forum urgently calls on the Chinese leadership to:
a) Cease the arbitrary arrest and detention of Tibetans and immediately release all those imprisoned for peacefully exercising their basic human right to free expression
b) Allow the United Nations, foreign journalists and other media, diplomats and independent international fact-finding delegations unrestricted access to Tibet
c) Immediately cease the so-called “patriotic education” campaign which has been re-introduced across Tibet
d) Respect the rights of the Tibetan people to engage freely in cultural and religious practices
e) Cease the facilitation of migration by Han Chinese and other non-Tibetans into Tibet
f) Stop the reckless exploitation of Tibetan natural resources which is endangering Tibet’s fragile eco-systems and impacting on neighbouring countries
g) Transform the Tibet-China dialogue from mere token discussions to transparent, agenda-driven negotiations with the aim of achieving genuine autonomy for the Tibetan people and bringing harmony to both Tibet and China.

Tokyo
3 July 2008

* http://save-tibet.net


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【Links】

<TV reports>
http://news.tbs.co.jp/20080702/newseye/tbs_newseye3890966.html
http://www.news.janjan.jp/special/0807/0807011001/1.php

<News articles>
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/world/asia/080702/asi0807022309005-n1.htm
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/world/asia/080701/asi0807012039001-n1.htm
http://www.asahi.com/international/update/0703/TKY200807030485.html?ref=rss
http://phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=21829&article=Save+Tibet+Asia+Pacific+Forum+Held+in+Tokyo%3a+Updated
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【Photos】
July 1  Pre meeting

July 2 Forum (Open to public)














July 3 Discussion to finalize the resolution




July 3 Media conference

2008年5月24日土曜日

Over 3000 petitions were brought to Japanese government and UN.

Answering to the call from SAVE TIBET NETWORK, over 30,000 petitions were collected from all regions of Japan.

Mr. Makino, the organizer of STN and some other staffs have alreadt handed 11,053 petitions to Japanes government, and 10,849 to UN. 10,236 petitions to Chinese Embassy is now waiting for answer from Chainese Embassy in Japan when to bring.

~ to UN ~





~ To Japanese Government ~


2008年5月20日火曜日

4200 People showed up to protest Hu Jintao in Tokyo

6th May 2008: Tibet supporters in Japan held a gathering titled “SAVE TIBET” in Tokyo. It was done to coincide with the Chinese President Hu Jintao`s visit to Tokyo on the day. Objective of the gathering was to send message to Hu Jintao that although Japan welcome his visit, Japanese people have not forgotten Tibet and that China should stop suppressing and killing innocent people in Tibet.

Nihon Seinen Kaikan Hall in Tokyo with capacity of 1300 people was fully packed on the day. The event started a 1 pm. Mr. Seishu Makino, organizer of SAVE TIBET NETWORK greeted the crowd and explained the objective of Save-Tibet movement; he called upon all the people to fight against injustice being perpetrated by the communist regime in Tibet and other parts of China. Mr.Karma Chopel, Speaker of Tibetan Parliament in exile was the chief speaker. He thanked the crowd for their support and dwelt upon the current situation in Tibet and need for international intervention to resolve Tibetan issue. Mr.Yukio Edano, the representative of Japan’s Parliament member for Tibet in his speech requested the people for more support and initiative to help the Tibetan brothers and sisters in Tibet. Dolma Tsering, a Tibetan woman, and a Japan’s first non-Japanese licensed welfare worker, spoke to the gathering.

A short video introducing brief history of Tibet since 1950s and His Holiness’s message was shown. Representative from Japan Amnesty member, Japanese Buddhist monks, and Shinto priests also made speeches. Kalden Obara, a leader of Tibetan community in Japan delivered speech on behalf of Tibetans.

Petitions and signature campaign numbering more than 30,000 received from all parts of Japan and abroad were announced. The petition request for immediate actions to alleviate the sufferings of the people arrested and besieged in Tibet by providing necessary food, water and medical care, as well as release thousands of innocent Tibetans.

People from Inner Mongol, Uighur, Taiwan as well as a Chinese activist for democratization of China and the Tinanmen square victims also made their representation. Later the Tibetans and Japanese sang Tibetan uprising song Longsho which created a great impact on the all those gathered for the event.

Among those present, some had tears on their eyes; some said it was their first time to know about what happened and happening in Tibet, Uighur, Inner Mongol and other regions. The hall was overwhelmed with feeling of solidarity and support.

After the gathering at the hall, people headed for the Park, from where the demonstration-march begun. Another few thousands of people waiting outside the hall and the Park joined the demonstration. The march passed through Omote-Sando street, which is one of the most fashionable high street in Tokyo and reached Yoyogi park. It was some two kilometers walk-course. On the open-air stage in the Park, Tibetans lined up and raised slogans. Thousands of people repeated “Free Tibet” and other slogans endlessly with great fervor.

In the evening, “Candle Lighting Vigil” was observed to pray for the Tibetans and Chinese who were killed in Tibet at Yoyogi Koen. Tibetan and Japanese recited Avaloketesvara mantra and Dolma. The vigil was observed till 8 pm.

The event was greatly covered by domestic as well as international medias. How much care the Japanese government may have taken not to spoil the Hu Jintao`s visit, Japanese supporters of Tibet have been able to convey to Hu that Japanese people are watching and China should host Olympics with due respect to the spirit of Olympics, i.e. peace, freedom and harmony.

May 6th, Demonstraton


May 6th, Gathering
 

2008年4月17日木曜日

What is Save Tibet Network?

"I want to do something to save Tibet!"

The Save Tibet Network connects the wills and powers of innumerable individuals, providing action plans for supporting Tibet as well as carrying those plans into effect.

Especially after the 10th of March 2008, Tibetans have been under a brutal suppression in the capital city of Lhasa and other regions throughout Tibet. Many people in Japan are holding their breath, praying and hoping... “I wish I could do something to stop the violence toward Tibetans.”

The Save Tibet Network provides measures for the wills and powers of those individuals, regardless of their backgrounds, to be united into a single Tibet support movement -- laying out effective plans for those who wish to take any substantial actions.

This support network acts in liaison with the Japan Parliamentarian Group for Tibet, the Tibet Support Network Japan (TSNJ), Tibetan Community in Japan, Human Rights groups in Japan, and various Tibet support groups from all over the world.

2008年4月16日水曜日

Goals of the Save Tibet Network

Short Term goals:
Urge the Chinese government to immediately stop the present brutal suppressions, arbitrary imprisonment, tortures and other cruelties toward Tibetans.

Mid and long term goals:
Help establish human rights and freedom for all Tibetans by carving out solutions of the Tibet issues peacefully through dialogue.