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Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps in the Weekly Flash

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Japan May 21, 2012

This is a follow-up post to an earlier one that covered a summary from The Japan Times Online that indirectly mentioned the Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC). I was able to acquire a copy of the May 8・15 issue of Flash that contains the actual print article mentioned in the summary. In addition to the […]

Tenrikyo is “the most generous donor by far” for disaster relief in Tohoku (updated)

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Japan, Tenrikyo Links May 8, 2012

The Japan Times Online on May 6 posted a summary of recent articles from weekly newsletters, which included one on Japanese religious organizations’ Tohoku disaster relief efforts. From the online summary: The most generous donor by far, which mustered some 20,000 volunteers over 130 days — approaching the Self-Defense Forces in equipment and speed — […]

Doysuha Videos: Nioigake Day

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Japan Oct 17, 2011

Two news videos (in Japanese only) about Tenrikyo Nioigake Day were posted on the Tenrikyo Japanese website 10 days ago. Again, I apologize for the delay. Here is a translation of the narration of the first video:

GO ALOHA GO (Kaishow Caravan)

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Faith Experience Jun 21, 2011

Mr. Kaisho had returned from his trip from Sendai and had a lot to share with us on his experience. Previously, we reported on his mission just before he left. We asked him via email to explain why he went on such a dangerous trip to the areas that were heavily damaged by the recent tsunami. We received a very inspiring story that we hope to share with as many people possible.

Disaster Relief Donations Update

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters Jun 20, 2011

Rev. Hiroaki Yamazawa, Director-in-Chief of Religious Affairs of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters, visited Fukushima, Iwate, and Miyagi prefectures between June 7 and 10. He also delivered monetary donations of 10 million yen each (equivalent to US $124,038.68) to the three prefectural governments on behalf of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters’ Post-Disaster Recovery Committee. As of June 14, two […]

Taiwan Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps Dispatched to Tohoku Region

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Japan, Tenrikyo Links Jun 10, 2011

A news video (in Japanese only) has been posted on the Tenrikyo Japanese website. Here is a translation of the narration: Between May 30* and June 3, the Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) in Taiwan, which is the only formally organized corps overseas, was dispatched to areas affected by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. This […]

Disaster Relief Info Via Google Images Search

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Japan, Tenrikyo Links May 24, 2011

A little over a week ago, I did some searching via Google Images with selected key terms. Although I didn’t necessarily really find what I was searching for, I am presenting here a sample of articles and blogs I had stumbled upon in the process. While all the sites below are in Japanese, I felt […]

The Shinbashira Meets with Survivors and Hinokishin Corps Members

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Japan, Tenrikyo Links May 14, 2011

On May 5, the Shinbashira, Zenji Nakayama, visited affected areas in Fukushima and Ibaraki prefectures to give encouragement to survivors of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in addition to those who were participating in relief efforts. This was his third visit to areas affected by the March 11 disaster. He visited Ibaraki Diocese Office in […]

Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps Dispatched To Fukushima

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Japan Apr 19, 2011

Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) of Oyasato Diocese will be cooking at evacuation centers in Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures between April 13 and 22. Prior to this on April 11, a base of operations was opened in a community center in Inawashiro-machi. Oyasato Diocese DRHC cooperated with Fukushima Diocese members to provide food. Information source: […]

Over 3,000 Participate in Disaster Hinokishin Relief Efforts

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Japan Apr 19, 2011

According to statistics from Church Headquarters, a grand total of 3,053 Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) members took part in hinokishin efforts in the month since the March 11 Tohoku Earthquake.