Catholic regular at Shinto shrines to visit pope at the Vatican

July 3, 2009

yasukuniPope Benedict has been criticised for his handling of relationships with the world’s other religions. On Monday Tuesday, he is due to receive at the Vatican Japan’s Prime Minister Taro Aso, who has little difficulty with mixing and matching various faiths.

from Raw Japan:

Beating poverty, literally

February 26, 2009

In the depths of what may be Japan's worst recession ever, more than a few people feel like they have been kicked hard.