Dr. Tsewang Gyalpo Arya is the Representative at the Liaison Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for Japan & East Asia. Prior to this, he served as the Secretary of the Department of Information and as the Director of Tibet Policy Institute, Dharamasala. Dr. Arya authored the  English-Japanese-Tibetan Conversation Hand book and translated several Japanese folktales. He has authored and translated many Tibetan folktales and contributed many articles related to Tibet issue in various journals and media outlets. Dr. Arya received his doctorate in Buddhist Studies from the University of Delhi. He has two master’s degrees, one in Japanese Studies from the University of Delhi, and the other in Economics from Annamalai University. He also has a Diploma in International Trade & Economics from Chiyoda College of Business, Tokyo.