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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 […]

Flood relief efforts in Ibaraki Prefecture

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Japan Sep 24, 2015

In September, rains from Typhoon No. 18 (Severe Tropical Storm Etau) caused flooding in Joso City, Ibaraki Prefecture. Members of the Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps were recently dispatched to help with recovery efforts. Translation of the video narration:

Centro Misionero Tenrikyo de Mexico celebrates 30th anniversary

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Events Aug 8, 2015

Shinbashira Zenji Nakayama, his wife Harue and Shinbashira successor-designate Daisuke Nakayama visited Mexico recently to attend the 30th anniversary of  Centro Misionero Tenrikyo de Mexico (mission center). They also attended the Women’s Association and Young Men’s Association convention (general meeting) held the previous day and visited three churches/fellowships in the region. Translation of the video […]

Two Tenri U. Judoka Battle In 81-Kg Division All-Japan Invitational Final

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Japan May 20, 2013

More Tenri judo news from Fukuoka, where Tenri University athletes competed in a tournament that helped select the Japanese team to compete in the Judo World Championship in Rio scheduled to begin in August this year. Video by Doyusha: (Translation of video narration) On May 12 and 13, the 2013 “All-Japan Judo Invitational Tournament” was […]

Tenri U’s Takamasa Anai Wins 2nd All-Japan Judo Championship

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Japan May 10, 2013

Some Tenri Judo related news: It was Anai’s ninth appearance and first in two years. He scored an ippon in the second round and an awase-waza osae-komi (hold-down) in the third round. In the semifinal, Anai faced last year’s semifinalist Ryuta Ishii. Anai advanced to the final with a tai-otoshi 14 seconds into the match. […]

Women’s Association 95th Convention 2013

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters May 8, 2013

On April 19, the 95th Tenrikyo Women’s Association Convention was held in the Inner Courtyard of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira Zenji Nakayama presiding. Roughly 42,000 association members across Japan and overseas came to Oyasato, the Parental Home to attend the event.

Oyasama Birth Celebration Service 2013 video

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Tenrikyo Church Headquarters May 6, 2013

Apologies for the delay in this translation. Hopefully, we will be able to put up more Doyusha video narration translations on a regular basis soon. Oyasama Birth Celebration video On April 18, the Oyasama Birth Celebration Service honoring the birthday of Tenrikyo Founder Miki Nakayama was held in the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters […]

Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps Dispatched to Kinki and Kyushu Regions

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Japan Aug 24, 2012

Record rains struck the central Kinki region on August 13 and 14. Rivers in southern Kyoto Prefecture overflowed, causing mudslides and damage to homes. One person was left dead and two went missing. The Kyoto Diocese Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps (DRHC) was dispatched to Uji City on August 18 and 19.

A total of 126 DRHC members cooperated with volunteer center officials and social welfare council members in the relief effort by clearing mud from homes.

Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps Dispatched to Tornado-Damaged Areas

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Japan May 18, 2012

News from the Tenrikyo Japanese website: On May 6, the last day of the Golden Week holiday, tornadoes struck three areas in Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures. A tornado striking Tsukuba City in Ibaraki caused great damage, closing roads, cutting off electricity and water, killing one person, injuring 40, and damaging over 1,300 buildings. In response […]

Doysuha Videos: Recent Exhibitions at Tenri Central Library and Tenri Sankokan

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Japan Nov 8, 2011

Two news videos (in Japanese only) about recent exhibitions at institutions affiliated Tenri University were posted the other day. Here are translations of the narration from the videos: