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Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, will arrive in Japan on Oct. 30 for a 12-day visit through Nov. 10 at the invitation of a Japanese religious group in Hiroshima Prefecture, political sources said Thursday.

During his stay, the Dalai Lama will deliver speeches and engage in religious activities in the cities of Hiroshima and Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, the sources said.

China, which has ruled Tibet since 1951, has opposed visits to Japan by the Dalai Lama, the leader of Tibet’s exiled government based in northern India. Beijing claims he heads a secessionist movement.

But Japan has allowed the Dalai Lama to enter the country on condition that he does not engage in political activities.