Dharamshala: The incumbent Secretary of Department of Information and International Relations, Mr Tsewang Gyalpo Arya has been appointed by the Kashag as the new Representative for Office of Tibet, Japan.
Secretary TG Arya is expected to assume the office of the Representative as soon as the necessary documents are issued by the Japan government, according to the release from the Kashag Secretariat dated 8 May.
Brief Bio of Secretary Tsewang Gyalpo Arya
Tsewang Gyalpo Arya started his service in Central Tibetan Administration with the Department of Finance in 1988, where he worked under various capacities notably as the Chief Research Officer of Tibetan Economic & Development Office (TERDO); President of Charitable Trust Tibetan Handicraft Exports (CTHE); and Director of Paljor Publications. In July 2000, he joined the mainstream CTA as Deputy Secretary. In June 2005, he was appointed the Secretary of Liaison Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Tokyo, and later in November 2013 as Secretary of Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Delhi. In May 2018, he was transferred to Department of Home in Dharamshala as its Additional Secretary, and in December, he was appointed the Additional Secretary of Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR). In May 2019, he was promoted as Secretary of the Department of Information. In the month of October the same year, Kashag appointed him with the additional charge as Director of Tibet Policy Institute, the official think tank of CTA.
Secretary Arya is a Ph.D. scholar from the University of Delhi. He did his schooling from CST Mussoorie and obtained his B.A. from Punjab University; M.A. Economics from Annamalai University; M.A. Japanese Studies from Delhi University; and Diploma in International Trade & Economics from Chiyoda College of Business, Tokyo. He wrote “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 Tibetan issues in various journals and media.