Japan and the international community should pressure China to find a peaceful solution to its long-standing conflict with Tibet, the president of the Tibetan government-in-exile told The Japan Times in a recent interview in Tokyo.

"It's either China transforms you, or the world transforms China," Lobsang Sangay said.

"It's important that the international community ... coordinates (its) approach on China," said the 49-year-old leader, who was on a weeklong visit to Japan in February.