Modi Gifts Gita to Japanese Emperor
Japanese Monks Use Rock Music to Spread Message
"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."
New Temple Shines in the Land of the Rising Sun
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.
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
Australia Threatens Japan Over Whaling Program
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.
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.