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  • Modi Gifts Gita to Japanese Emperor

    "Today I went to the maharaja of Japan, I have given one to him, because I don't think that I have anything more to give and the world also does not have anything more to get than this."

  • Japanese Monks Use Rock Music to Spread Message

    A group of Japanese monks and pastors are trying to spread the word through music, but not the type of music you might expect from a Buddhist monk.

  • New Temple Shines in the Land of the Rising Sun
    Surviving the country's biggest earthquake earlier this year, Tokyo's new ISKCON temple continues to go from strength to strength.
  • As Tsunami Robbed Life, It Also Robs Rite of Death
    In Japan, it is not normal to bury the dead, much less to lay dozens side by side in a backhoe-dug furrow. Cremation is both nearly universal and an important rite in an elaborate funeral tradition deeply rooted in Buddhism.
  • ISKCON Japan Looks to Help Others in Earthquake Aftermath
    Tokyo devotees had just moved from their old rented facility into a brand new temple with a Govinda’s restaurant, both of which sustained minor cracks but are otherwise unscathed. The Deities of Nitai-Gaurasundara were displaced during the earthquake, but sustained no damage. No devotees are known to be injured.
  • World Food Supply Threatened by Japan Nuclear Radiation
    Fallout from the current meltdown occurring at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which was hit by the 9.0+ mega earthquake and tsunami last Friday, could contaminate the world's food supply with toxic radiation, say experts.
  • 6 Other Calamities Blamed On Divine Retribution
    Age-old questions about divine punishment are back. Again. Blaming human sinfulness for natural and man-made disasters is nothing new. “This kind of thinking is actually typical rather than atypical in world history,” says Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion professor.
  • Historic Earthquake and Tsunami Hits Japan

    An 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Northeast Japan spawned a ferocious tsunami that's caused massive destruction; flattening whole cities, starting raging fires, and killing hundreds. The Tokyo ISKCON Center and Govinda`s Restaurant did not get impacted.

  • Australia Threatens Japan Over Whaling Program
    SYDNEY: Australia's prime minister threatened legal action against Japan on Friday if it does not stop its research whaling program that kills up to 1,000 whales a year.