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RELIGION

A pair of wolves carved from wood exhibited at Mitsumine Shrine’s museum in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture
ENVIRONMENT / Wildlife / Longform
Dec 15, 2023
In praise of wolves
Premodern Japan's reverence of wolves mirrors its close bond with nature, a state eventually disrupted by the ecological impact of industrialization.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 2, 2023
Majority of Japan universities bolster anti-cult measures: survey
A majority of Japanese universities have bolstered measures against cults recruiting on campus after former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was fatal shot a year ago.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 7, 2023
Ukrainians mark Orthodox Christmas in Poland with a prayer to return home
Victoria, a Ukrainian refugee, is celebrating Orthodox Christmas in Poland with a simple prayer u2014 that next year she will be back at home.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 10, 2022
Japan's parliament enacts law to prohibit malicious donation solicitations
Aiming to prevent more people from being victimized by controversial religious groups, parliament passed the bill with the support of the ruling bloc and most of the opposition parties.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 28, 2022
Amid Unification Church controversy, church members' kin seek law to protect children
In a written request, the former members stressed that coercing children into religious activities amounts to psychological abuse.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 25, 2022
Ukraine is 'not Nazi,' Holocaust survivors tell Putin
With the discovery of mass graves in Bucha and Irpin, some in Ukraine's Jewish community are instead drawing parallels between Russian atrocities and the Holocaust.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 2, 2022
Unification Church and the LDP: A scandal or a witch hunt?
Japan performs a balancing act with political parties and how closely they should be allowed to work with religious groups.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 30, 2022
Japan panel takes up 'spiritual sales' amid Unification Church row
According to officials from the agency and the National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan, there were 1,435 consultations regarding spiritual sales in fiscal 2021.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Longform
Aug 29, 2022
How faith and spirituality shape modern Japan
The religious movement behind the grudge held by the man charged with Abeu2019s assassination has cast a fresh light on how religion is perceived and practiced in the nation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 27, 2022
LDP surveys lawmakers on Unification Church ties — but names unlikely to be revealed
The party does not plan to publish the names of lawmakers found to have ties with the group, unless they are deemed to have especially deep relations to the religious group.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 22, 2022
LDP execs and ministers must sever church ties, Kishida says
An increasing number of LDP lawmakers have been tied to the group as the church comes under renewed scrutiny in the wake of the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Aug 21, 2022
In India, new trauma as 11 convicted of gang rape and murder walk free
The convictsu2019 early release came as the country marks 10 years since the horrific gang-rape of a young woman on a bus in the capital, New Delhi, which set off nationwide protests.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 21, 2022
Can Indonesia's Muslim leaders help combat climate change?
From packed mosques to Islamic boarding schools, Indonesia's imams have been urged to boost conservation efforts.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 18, 2022
The roots of Salman Rushdie attack lie in India, not Iran
British-era laws against insulting religion led to the banning of u201cThe Satanic Versesu201d 30 years ago and continue to exact a high price in the subcontinent today.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 13, 2022
India at 75: Dreams of a Hindu nation leave minorities worried
Hindus make up the overwhelming majority of India's 1.4 billion people but when Mahatma Gandhi secured its independence from Britain in 1947 it was as a secular, multicultural state.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 13, 2022
After years in hiding in London, Salman Rushdie lived freely in New York
After going into hiding during the 1990s, Salman Rushdie had been living freely in New York in recent years, appearing in public without evident security.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 13, 2022
Novelist Salman Rushdie on a ventilator after stabbing in western New York
An assailant stabbed Rushdie, 75, in the abdomen and the neck, police and witnesses said, straining to continue the attack even as several people held him back.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / EXPLAINER
Aug 9, 2022
Why the Unification Church has become a headache for Kishida
Support for Kishida's cabinet has fallen to the lowest since he took office in October at 46%, with many poll respondents saying they wanted an explanation about ties to the church.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 8, 2022
'Fragile' Gaza truce between Israel and Islamic Jihad holds
The truce, which started Sunday night, aims to stem the worst fighting in Gaza since an 11-day war last year devastated the Palestinian coastal territory.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 7, 2022
Palestinian rockets reach west of Jerusalem on third day of Gaza fighting
Israel launched the Gaza strikes on Friday in what it described as the pre-emption of an Islamic Jihad attack meant to avenge the arrest of a group leader in the occupied West Bank.

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Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves