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The Temple of Eternal Peace: The Eihei-ji Monastery, Japan
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The Temple of Eternal Peace: The Eihei-ji Monastery, Japan

By Girija Madhavan High in the mountains above the Sea of Japan [the East Sea], amidst lofty cedars is the “Eihei-ji Monastery” or “Temple of Eternal Peace” in Japanese. It is in Fukui Prefecture. Under curving tiled roofs and in timbered halls, the “Soto” school of Zen Buddhism is practised by the monks who live…

An Emperor says Sayonara
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An Emperor says Sayonara

By Girija Madhavan On June 9, 2017, the Japanese Diet enacted an Abdication Law, called a “Single Use Law,” to enable Emperor Akihito to abdicate for reasons of health and age. The “Chrysanthemum Throne” will then pass on to Crown Prince Naruhito. The dynasty goes back to 1300 years. Legend claims that the rulers are…

MPs visit Japan to interact with policy experts
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MPs visit Japan to interact with policy experts

A team from India-Japan Forum of Parliamentarians is on a visit to Japan. The delegation, comprising Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha, MPs Poonam Mahajan, Rabindra Jena, Conrad Sangma and Deepinder Hooda, is led by MP and Chair, India Japan Forum of Parliamentarians, Bhupendra Yadav. The team has several engagements in Japan that are aimed to provide…

Shihan Johnson for advanced training in Japan
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Shihan Johnson for advanced training in Japan

City’s Karate coach Shihan K.P. Johnson has been invited to attend the International Okinawa Shogen Ryu Karate Symposium and advanced training which will be held from Mar. 15 to Mar. 31 at Naha, Okinawa in Japan, according to a press release. Shihan K.P. Johnson is the only Karate master from India who will be attending…

Mysuru’s Royal splendour leaves Japanese Ambassador spell-bound
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Mysuru’s Royal splendour leaves Japanese Ambassador spell-bound

Ambassador of Japan to India Kenji Hiramatsu and his wife Patricia Hiramatsu visited the Mysore Palace yesterday. The couple was welcomed by the Mysore Palace Board Dy. Director T.S. Subramanya by offering them traditional Mysuru Peta and shawl. Kenji and Patrica were taken on a tour inside the Palace and were told about the contributions…

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