West's first Buddhist mission was in London

Mar 18, 2015

West's first Buddhist mission was in London

Buddhists in Japan — aided by an Irishman — established the religion’s first Western mission in London, according to research by a team of academics in Ireland and Japan. The recent discovery overturns the long-held assumption that the first Buddhist mission in the West ...

Oct 17, 2014

Art show on Fukushima food safety causes stir

A controversial performance artist whose work explores the safety of food from Fukushima Prefecture is attracting media interest at one of London’s most prestigious contemporary art shows. New York-based Ei Arakawa is offering free soup to visitors at the Frieze Art Fair made from ...

| Aug 29, 2014

Life in U.K. comes as a shock for many Japanese

Many Japanese have a somewhat romanticized image of living in Britain. While for some those expectations may be fulfilled, the reality for others is that they struggle to adapt to a very different culture. Yuko Nippoda, a London-based counselor and psychotherapist, has been treating ...

Jul 24, 2014

Britain felt Japan's WWI support 'adequate'

Britain appreciated Japan’s assistance during World War I but felt Tokyo could have done more and sometimes questioned its loyalty, according to today’s historians. With the world marking 100 years since the start of World War I, Ian Nish, a professor emeritus of international ...

Group addresses growing old in U.K.

Apr 15, 2014

Group addresses growing old in U.K.

Aging throws up many challenges, but the problems can often be compounded if you choose to spend your final years thousands of miles away from your home country. This is the situation faced by a growing number of Japanese — often women who have ...

Additional source for 2011 tsunami identified

Mar 25, 2014

Additional source for 2011 tsunami identified

For the last few years, a group of international scientists has been reassessing the cause of the March 2011 tsunami that inundated the Tohoku coastline. The common view among seismologists is that the tsunami was caused solely by the magnitude-9.0 earthquake that struck in ...