Daily MailEddie Jones called on Japan's Shinto shrines for help before the last World Cup... so could England benefit when ...Daily MailAnd Jones took the Japanese national team to a sacred spot in Kyushu in the build-up to the 2015 World Cup where his side stunned two-time champions South Africa in a world-shaking upset. Locals in Kyushu credit Jones […]
The Japan TimesShrine murder highlights huge amount of cash — most of it off-book — raked in by Japan's religious sitesThe Japan TimesIn December, the former gūji (head priest) of Tokyo's famous Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine allegedly murdered his sister before committing suicide. Later, it was reported by various media that the suspect, Shigenaga Tomi […]
Wexas (blog)The ultimate Japanese rail journeyWexas (blog)In 2012 – the year of the Japanese tsunami – the average delay of the bullet train was just 36 seconds. Just last month, I turned on the six o'clock news to a story, simply titled: “Apology after Japanese train departs 20 seconds early”. But, it's not ...
New Zealand HeraldNikko: Westie meets east in Japan's town of Shinto shrines, two-hours from TokyoNew Zealand HeraldKyoto is the old Japanese capital, site of ancient Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. But Nikko has Kyoto beat. And it also has Ash. It's a small town nestled in mountains, a two-hour train ride north of Tokyo. There are climbing ro […]