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TEMPLE

Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 27, 2014
Monk offers a taste of religion to young minds
Gashin Tomomitsu, a 30-year-old Buddhist monk, has organized unique spiritual and cultural events over the past four years, attracting young people who would otherwise have little religious interaction in their daily lives.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 26, 2014
Cats get the cream at Fukui temple
Nicknamed "the temple of cats," Gotanjoji in Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, continues to draw thousands of tourists every year after more than a decade of caring for abandoned cats.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
May 31, 2014
Walking on water: the seven bridges over the Seto Inland Sea
Through the clouds of steam rising from the hotel's hot spring, I can make out Jupiter — a tiny pinprick of light beaming over the twinkling black waters of the Seto Inland Sea. It's easy to see why this hotel is called Bella Vista. Tucked into the hills outside the historic town of Onomichi, in...
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / BACKSTREET STORIES
May 24, 2014
What's blowing in the wind around Ushigome-yanagicho
Wind gusts airborne detritus down toward Ichigaya-yanagicho, an intersection in central Tokyo infamous for having the highest density of carbon monoxide in Tokyo during the 1970s. Researchers at the time linked this poisonous gas to the area's high incidence of lung cancer, and the outcry from citizens...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 3, 2014
Temple in Kyoto reopens hall after renovation
The renowned Phoenix Hall at Byodoin Temple in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, threw open its doors to tourists Thursday following the completion of a 1½-year renovation project.
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Mar 29, 2014
Unpersuasive logic for death penalty in Japan
The death penalty in Japan is imposed in cases of murder, and robbery and/or rape leading to death. In such cases, capital punishment is not mandatory and is usually only imposed in cases of multiple killings, though since 2006 this criteria has not been strictly observed.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 13, 2014
U.S. 'henro' tell story of Shikoku temple trek
With a tent and bicycles, two American women in their 20s conquered 1,500 km in 16 days in September 2012 to complete the famous Shikoku pilgrimage of 88 temples.
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Jan 25, 2014
Spinmeister Abe: crisis-mongering and distractions
The news media tends to hyperventilate because this generates a buzz that attracts attention.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 23, 2014
Female priest's service stretches back five decades
Hinonishi Koson, chief priest of Chugu Temple in the ancient town of Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, has served at the temple for more than five decades.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Jan 15, 2014
This special Horse Year kabuki's a real winner
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Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Jan 11, 2014
Communing with nature in Kumano's land of ancient gods
An old tale from Kumano tells of a hunter who was out one day with his dogs when he spotted a large boar. Stretching his bow, he took aim and loosed an arrow deep into the body of the beast.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 18, 2013
Conductor proud of first opera at Kiyomizu
Hirofumi Yoshida, 45, said he could feel Italian opera blending with Japanese spirituality when he conducted two new short works at Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto in October.
COMMUNITY / Issues / LEARNING CURVE
Dec 1, 2013
School yourself in the basics before picking an online course
There are many professions within the field of education and just as many online graduate programs to match them.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Nov 20, 2013
'Celestial Dance: The Art of Hiten'
Hiten, bodhisattvas that fly and dance in praise of Buddha, are wondrous beings, sometimes refered to as "flying angels." This exhibition focuses on the Buddhist symbols and their portrayal in various art forms, including sculptures and paintings. Ahead of the reopening of the renovated Phoenix Hall...
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Oct 18, 2013
Nagoya temple erects Home-for-all for guests
Aioiyama Tokurinji Temple in Tenpaku Ward, Nagoya, is currently building a guest house named Home-for-all within its premises. The house will be fitted with a solar power system and will be self-sufficient energywise.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 2, 2013
'Kyoto from Inside and Outside: Scenes on Panels and Folding Screens'
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Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 18, 2013
Tokyo Photo 2013 heads for Zojoji Temple
Japan's first international photography fair, Tokyo Photo, strengthens its hold on the photography scene in Asia with its fifth yearly installment from Sept. 27 to 30 at a new location at the Zojoji Temple in the downtown area of the city.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 16, 2013
Foreign colleges feel globalization-excluded
As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pursues deregulation, the "third arrow" of his "Abenomics" economic plan, Temple University's Japan campus is closely watching to see if he will create a more favorable situation for foreign schools here by granting them the same tax perks and credits as Japanese universities,...
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Jun 30, 2013
Delving into Ethiopia's ancient past and present
I'm edging my way through a long tunnel in pitch darkness, feeling for the roof so I don't hit my head, waving my trusty flashlight around to scan the walls and sandy floor and check for any unwelcome wildlife. I feel like Indiana Jones but a lot less brave.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Jun 30, 2013
A cup of coffee in cheerful ceremonial style
Ethiopia has no tea ceremony, but it does have a coffee ceremony all its own.

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