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Children’s Pilgrimage begins

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Japan Jul 31, 2016

The Children’s Pilgrimage, sponsored by Tenrikyo Church Headquarters, began on July 26. The sites are filled with activities and events designed to foster an attitude of gratitude and mutual help. Children’s smiles could be seen on each day of the festivities. Tea tents and mist fans were set up as countermeasures against heatstroke. The Oyasato Parade […]

Tenri U students visit Kumamoto

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Japan Jul 13, 2016

Tenri University students visit Kumamoto to engage in disaster relief activities. (Sorry, no translation of the narration this time around)

Send-off Reception held for Rio-bound Tenri U. alumnus Shohei Ono

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Japan Jun 11, 2016

On June 5, a send-off reception was held for Tenri University alumnus Shohei Ono, who is to battle in the 73 kg weight division in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. About 350 attendees participated, including the Shinbashira. Shohei Ono is garnering quite a lot of attention as he trains for his Olympics appearance. At the […]

Ibaraki Diocese visits Ibaraki Prefectural Office

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Japan Jun 8, 2016

On May 23, Ibaraki Diocese visited Ibaraki Prefectural Office to report on Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) activities. Last September DRHC helped schools in Joso City reopen after the flooding of the Kinugawa River. Ibaraki Diocese Superintendent Yoshinori Ogita met with Governor Masaru Hashimoto to show videos and pamphlets of DRHC activities. Governor Hashimoto expressed […]

Register for Tenri Forum 2016

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Japan, Tenrikyo Links Jun 8, 2016

If you haven’t heard by now, Tenri Forum 2016 will be held in five weeks on July 15 and 16. Although I don’t feel the buzz as strongly as I did for Forum 2006 and the Hawaii Convention in 2011, I look forward to attending the first day. Health issues will prevent me from attending […]

Kumamoto Earthquake Relief News

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Japan Jun 3, 2016

The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake had recorded quakes with the maximum seismic intensity of 7 on two occasions, damaged 74,000 homes, and left about 10,000 people displaced. Between May 4 and 5 the Shinbashira and successor designate Daisuke Nakayama visited eight affected churches and offered words of sympathy to earthquake victims. The first phase or expedition […]

Second phase, Kumamoto earthquake disaster relief

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Japan May 5, 2016

40,000 homes have been damaged by the Kumamoto earthquake. The second phase of Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) was dispatched on April 27 to Mashikimachi, an area that suffered substantial damage. A total of 377 members from Kumamoto, Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Miyazaki, Nara, and Oyasato Diocese DRHC participated in clearing debris over four days.

Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps in Kumamoto

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Japan, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Apr 26, 2016

On April 19, 4:30 p.m., Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) Headquarters dispatched a team to Kumamoto. Director of Administrative Affairs Rev. Zensuke Nakata gave an address at the departure ceremony. The dispatched staff is scheduled to join local diocese DRHC. Kumamoto earthquake recorded magnitude 7 on two occasions and damaged 10,000 homes. The DRHC were […]

Tenri Judoka Shohei Ono punches ticket to Rio de Janeiro Olympics

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Events, Japan Apr 6, 2016

(Simple translation of video narrative) On April 3, “All-Japan Judo Invitational Tournament” was held at Fukuoka International Center. Shohei Ono, an athlete and graduate student at Tenri University, participated. Ono entered the 73-kg weight division. The tournament also determined spots in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Ono easily made his way through the first and second […]

Flood relief efforts in Ibaraki Prefecture, second round

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Japan Nov 18, 2015

Uploading more disaster relief news, with a video and hasty translation of the narrative: The Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) from Ibaraki Diocese were dispatched between October 29 and November 3 to areas inundated by the Kinugawa River after heavy rains struck the Kanto region.