Japan forms Parliamentary Caucus to monitor China’s human rights violations
DHARAMSALA, 7 Dec: Japan Parliamentary Support Group for Tibet, the largest Parliamentary Support Group for Tibet has formed a caucus to monitor human rights violations by the Chinese communist party, reports www.tibet.net, the Central Tibetan Administration’s (CTA) official website.
According to the report, the Parliamentarian caucus, chaired by Lawmaker Keiji Furuya of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to monitor human rights violations by the Chinese communist party was formed by Bipartisan Japanese parliamentarians supporting Tibet, Uyghur, and Southern Mongolian issues on Monday.
The lawmakers have also elected Hiromi Mitsuybayashi of the Liberal Democratic Party as the General Secretary of the Caucus and Yoshiko Sakurai of the Japan Institute for National Fundamentals, a Think Tank, as an advisor to the caucus.
The report said that Shimomura Hakubun, Chairman of the Japan Parliamentary Support Group for Tibet welcomed the formation of the caucus and called out China on the cultural genocide inside Tibet.
Thanking the lawmakers for forming a caucus to investigate and act on human rights violations by China in the occupied regions of Tibet, Uyghur, and Southern Mongolia, Representative Tsewang Gyalpo Arya has urged the Japanese government to adopt a clear stance and policy on the matter.
The Japanese lawmakers have invited Former CTA President Dr Lobang Sangay; Dolkun Isa of the World Uyghur Congress; Prof Ohno Akira of Shizuoka University; and Daichin Olhunud of the Southern Mongolia Congress as special speakers.
“They spoke on the gross violation of human and religious freedom by the CCP in their home countries. They thanked the Japanese parliamentarians for supporting their struggle for freedom and justice”, the report added.
The Japanese parliament, the Diet, has the largest number of Tibet supporters in any parliament across the free democratic world where such groups have been set up.