(Clearwisdom.net) Sankei Shimbun, one of the four major news media in Japan, published an article written by the Tokyo governor on March 8. The article revealed that Falun Gong in Japan submitted an application to the Tokyo State Government to register as a non-profit organization. At the time, the Chinese Consulate in Japan used all possible means to stop the registration.

The article mentioned that, "Historically, it is obvious that a communist party dictatorship, which is based on military force, won't last long. The hysterical suppression of Falun Gong by the Beijing government is one example of this. In fact, when the non-profit organization registration procedure was initially carried out, Falun Gong members living in Tokyo had applied to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government for registration as a legal non-profit organization. However, the Chinese Consulate in Japan, publicly and privately, tried to persuade the Liberal Democratic Party members of the Tokyo state assembly to hold back the registration."

Tokyo's governor said in the article, "For a self-cultivation organization, it should have been very easy to get approval for the registration, regardless of differing opinions." "I was somewhat surprised at China's overreaction on this issue."

[Editor: Later on, Falun Gong in Japan successfully registered in another organizational category.]