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Disaster Relief-Related News from the Grapevine

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Japan Mar 30, 2011

Presenting some inside info that has trickled in the TR newsroom: Tenri Cultural Institute of New York (TCI) has already held two benefit concerts to help raise funds for earthquake and tsunami victims on March 11 and 27. TCI is slated to hold a total of six benefit concerts falling into two categories: those organized […]

South Korea Seinenkai Featured in Arakitoryo

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Publications Mar 30, 2011

The 2011 English edition of Arakitoryo recently came out and it contains a special feature detailing some Young Men’s Association (Seinenkai) activities in South Korea. We at Tenrikyo Resource have decided to pick it up here as well. Hit the jump for the entire article.

Disaster Relief Corps Activities in Iwate and Miyagi

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Japan Mar 29, 2011

Offering two March 28 news updates here: The Saitama Diocese Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps has been dispatched to affected areas between March 20 and 31. Members are helping distribute water in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture, where many areas are still without running water. (To Japanese article: 災救隊 気仙沼市で給水活動(3月28日記)) The Toyama Diocese Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps […]

Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in America website updated

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Tenrikyo Links Mar 28, 2011

The Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in America website has been updated. I cannot say when was the website had changed; however, I noticed the change after the announcement that donations to the Tenrikyo Church Headquarters\’ efforts to help those who suffered from the earthquake in Japan were being accepted. I got curious and researched the history of this website.

Disaster Relief Corps in Miyagi and Fukushima

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Japan Mar 25, 2011

The following is a March 23 update on the water trucks dispatched on March 16 and Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps members’ subsequent efforts distributing water in areas affected by the March 11 earthquakes and tsunamis. Ten members of Oyasato Diocese’s Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps left Tenri City on March 16 to deliver water trucks to […]

Tenrikyo to Accept 3,000 Displaced By Recent Disaster

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Japan, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Mar 24, 2011

Tenrikyo-Related Facilities to Accept Up to 3,000 People Displaced by the Great Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake Until the End of September According to the situation as grasped by the National Police Agency, the number of evacuees from Fukushima, Miyagi, and other prefectures that have been greatly impacted continue to increase. Numerous evacuees currently find themselves having no […]

CNN Mentions Tenrikyo’s Disaster-Relief Efforts

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Tenrikyo Links Mar 24, 2011

CNN writes briefly on Japanese New Religion and comments on religions\’ roles in the recent disaster, including Tenrikyo.

Disaster Relief for Fukushima Prefecture

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Japan, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Mar 23, 2011

Another quick update from the Japanese Tenrikyo website: On the morning of March 22, Yuji Tanaka, the director of Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps Headquarters, delivered a monetary donation of 10 million yen to the Fukushima Prefectural Government. He also used the occasion to notify prefectural officials that preparations have been made at Tenrikyo-related facilities […]

Relief to Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures

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Japan, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Mar 22, 2011

News from the Japanese Tenrikyo website:

On March 19, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters delivered monetary donations of 10 million yen each (equivalent to US $123,564,000) to the prefectural governments of Miyagi and Iwate. Honbu-in* Yoshitaro Fukaya went to Miyagi while Honbu-in Zensuke Nakata went to Iwate. They also informed prefectural officials that preparations were being made at Tenrikyo-related facilities in Tenri to welcome and accept disaster evacuees.

Message from the Head of the Overseas Department

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Japan, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Mar 20, 2011

A message has been sent to all overseas mission centers and headquarters from the head of the Tenrikyo Overseas Department, Yoichiro Miyamori.