Japanese temple backs out of route April 18, 2008Posted by Philip Ryan in News, Tibet.
Tags: boycott, buddhism, china, japan, olympics, torch
Thanks to Marcus for pointing this one out: A Japanese Buddhist temple has removed itself from the torch’s route.
Japan and China continue to disagree over whether Tibet is an international issue or just a domestic issue of China’s.
Edward Gomez notes the rhetoric is running high: China stoked the nationalist fires and is now trying to temper its citizens call for boycotts of products from countries where the torch relay has run into trouble.