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TOKYO, Nov 26 (IPS) - Ignoring the fact that Japan is an Asian country with a sizeable Buddhist population, the government of Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda cold-shouldered the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, during a ten-day visit that ended on Friday.
Not one government official met one of the world's best-known personalities either at the airport or at his prayer sessions and meetings where he confined speeches to spirituality.