Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Mon 16, Jul 2018 02:16 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
His Holiness in Nubra valley, Sumur: Videos
Being a good human being transcends religion: Dalai Lama in Nubra valley
Dhondup Wangchen, Golog Jigme awarded Tenzin Delek Rinpoche Medal of Courage
Tibetans protesting against mining in Kham Yushul beaten, tear-gassed
Self-styled student group in Indian border state calls for Tibetan refugees to be moved to ‘demarcated camps’
J&K Governor Narinder Nath Vohra calls on the Dalai Lama at Leh
Tibetans in Nepal celebrate Dalai lama’s birthday after years of prohibition
Widow of late Liu Xiaobo allowed to leave for Germany
Dalai Lama expresses sadness over loss of life, property in flood-affected Japan
India's national carrier Air India lists Taiwan as “Chinese Taipei” under Chinese pressure
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama talking to media persons on his arrival at Vilnius, Lithuania. June 12, 2018, Photo: Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
His Holiness the Dalai Lama attending the 100,000 prayer offering to Guru Padmasambhava at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, HP, India on May 24, 2018. OHHDL Photo
Players and staff of the Tibetan national football team listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama during a special audience. The team will participate in the CONIFA world cup in London, May 18, 2018 Photo:OHHDL
more photos »
Advertisement
Dalai Lama expresses sadness over loss of life, property in flood-affected Japan
[Monday, July 09, 2018 20:45]
By Tenzin Dharpo

Houses submerged in Japan following torrential rains. Photo- Kyodonews.
Houses submerged in Japan following torrential rains. Photo- Kyodonews.
DHARAMSHALA, July 9: With record-level rainfall and massive flooding in Japan over the course of last week, Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama has expressed his sadness over the loss of life and destruction of properties there. The Buddhist figure said that he will pray for those affected by the natural disaster.

In a letter written to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Dalai Lama wrote, “I am writing to express my sadness over the loss of life, devastation of property and hardship caused to so many. I have visited Hiroshima several times and am familiar with that part of the country. I feel a great sympathy for the families of people who have died and those who have lost their homes.”

The Tibetan leader said that he shared affinity with the nation where he had visited on a numerous occasions and where people have related to his message of peace and compassion. “Over the years I have been able to visit Japan regularly and have appreciated the interest and enthusiasm that people from all walks of life have shown in my efforts to encourage cultivation of fundamental values such as compassion and religious harmony. Today, I want to express my concern for all those facing distress as a result of this severe natural disaster,” the octogenarian leader further wrote.

The record-level rainfalls have caused rivers to burst causing flood and mudslides across 11 prefectures in the island nation. Cities such as Sukumo in Kochi prefecture and Ashiki in Okayama Prefecture are among those worst affected by the rain fall that is double the usual levels.

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has said that in addition to 90 people who have died from flood and mudslides, 13 more have died since due to cardiac arrests bringing the death toll to over a hundred.

While rescue efforts are underway and emergency rain warnings have been lifted, over two million people have been forced to flee their homes. 17,000 households are without electricity and phone lines across Japan. Authorities say over 73,000 personnel are currently engaged in rescue operations.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Dalai Lama expresses sadness over loss of life, property in flood-affected Japan
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2018 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement