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TEMPLE

Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 23, 2017
Kaikei: the name behind the gods
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Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 24, 2017
GSDF brigade shows off armor in rare parade in Shikoku
The Ground Self-Defense Force's 14th Brigade rumbled through the city of Zentsuji, Kagawa Prefecture, on Sunday during a rare parade replete with combat vehicles.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Apr 14, 2017
Among the monks: Dipping a toe in Zen at Shinshoji Temple
When was the last time you sat in silence, without fretting about the things you ought to be doing or gazing at a screen of any kind? When was the last time you didn't think anything at all?
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 5, 2017
Vandals attack another temple with oily liquid
Zojoji Temple in central Tokyo appears to be the latest target of attack by vandals suspected of defacing shrines and temples across the country this month with an unidentified liquid, according to the police.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Apr 2, 2017
Japanese collegiate sports study ends Phase 1
Japan is currently working to reform college sports and establish its own version of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), creating athletic departments at universities to help it function more efficiently.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Feb 8, 2017
Punk: How cinema ignored something so loud
Once upon a time, Hollywood was good at co-opting and selling youth culture. When rock 'n' roll and biker gangs came along in the 1950s, the studios came up with generational totems like "Blackboard Jungle" and "The Wild Ones." Beatlemania spawned "A Hard Days Night" and "Yellow Submarine," while the...
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / BACKSTREET STORIES
Jan 28, 2017
Good fortune in the Tokyo suburbs
The Tokyu Setagaya Line, a sweet little tramline, makes stops between Sangenjaya and Shimotakaido stations. A mere 5.1 kilometers long and one of only two trams left in Tokyo (the other being the Toden Arakawa Line), the Setagaya Line boasts a sleek fleet in candy colors. I hop onto a cherry red one...
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Jan 18, 2017
Researchers urge Japan to reform college sports system
In the past year or so, the Japan Sports Agency, an external bureau of the education ministry, has discussed the potential establishment of "a Japanese edition of the NCAA" as part of its scheme to make college sports in this country more business-like.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 12, 2016
Kanji meaning gold or money picked as best symbolizing 2016
The kanji for kin, meaning gold or money, has been picked as the character best symbolizing this year's social mood in Japan, a Kyoto-based kanji promotion organization said Monday.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / BACKSTREET STORIES
Nov 26, 2016
Graves and gods of Otsuka
It's a bright fall morning when I return to Gokokuji Temple, an Important Cultural Property in Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward. Exiting Gokokuji Station, it only takes me a few minutes to find the two monks who promised to help me when I visited here earlier: 33-year-old Shinsei Miura and 23-year-old Kenkai Yamada....
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / OBITUARY
Nov 16, 2016
Stefan Lippert: remembering an educator in search of excellence
Stefan Lippert, a luminary from our community of Japan thought leaders, died recently at the age of 47.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / BACKSTREET STORIES
Oct 29, 2016
Living on prayer and paper in Otsuka
Hoping to catch the earliest blush of autumnal colors, I seek out the Important Cultural Property of Gokokuji, a prominent temple located in Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward. A satellite map shows it embraced by a forest of trees. I suspect a cemetery might lurk below the leaf canopy, but in late October who would...
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Jul 2, 2016
The eels, windmills and holy cars of Narita
To most, the city of Narita is a blur seen out the window of a train traveling between Japan's largest international airport and downtown Tokyo.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Jun 29, 2016
Armed with an MBA, a Buddhist monk sets out to transform the future of the temple
Setting aside time for solitude can be a healthy habit, and doing it in a spiritual atmosphere can be even healthier.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 9, 2016
Hokkaido temple seeks to rediscover the spirit of community
A Buddhist temple in Nemuro, Hokkaido, is seeking to redefine its role in the community amid a rapid decline in followers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / AT A GLANCE
Apr 5, 2016
Tokyo temple's beckoning cats keep visitors purring in
A five-minute walk from Miyanosaka Station on the Tokyu Setagaya Line, Gotokuji Temple in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward offers a fun sight for visitors.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 23, 2016
Families look to temples to maintain small graves
Yoshiki Saito, 76, moved his parents' remains in February from a graveyard in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, to Jokyuji Temple in the western Tokyo suburb of Fuchu, where perpetual services are offered to maintain and care for graves.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 16, 2016
TV news commentator steps down following exposure of fake academic background
Fuji Television Network Inc. scraps plans to use Sean McArdle Kawakami after he admitted “errors” in his credentials.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jan 13, 2016
The darker side of young adulthood
The opening shot of "Little Birds" tells us all we need to know about its heroine Lily, a 15-year-old stuck in a deader-than-dead-end town. As she lies in the bath, the camera pans across the pale white skin of her legs until it lands on some deep scars high on her thighs, the marks of a cutter. This...
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / BACKSTREET STORIES
Dec 26, 2015
Catching the last of the season’s leaves at Shiba Daimon
When I exit the Oedo Subway Line's Daimon Station, I find myself inside an ebullient throng of Chinese tourists headed in the direction of the prominent Jodo-shu (Pure Land Sect) Buddhist Zojoji Temple. The temple's oldest structure, the elegant 1622 red-lacquered Sangedatsumon gate, is a National Important...

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