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A Japanese pastor has sued the country's largest Protestant denomination over his dismissal for giving communion to congregants who were not baptised.
Japanese Catholic bishops have released an anti-nuclear message delayed for six months, following pressure from business people.
A Japanese interfaith symposium has explored the attitudes of religious communities to suicide, including the meaning of the term "voluntary death".
A major interfaith symposium in Tokyo has urged further 'Thinking about Natural Disasters and Religion: Looking for Another Way of Living'.
Shigeaki Hinohara, a Japanese Christian doctor who has carved out a reputation as an expert on healthy aging, marked his 100th birthday on 4 October 2011 by contemplating the potential for celebrating his 110th.
People of faith in Japan have marked the six-month anniversary of the 11 March 2011 earthquake and tsunami with prayer services across the country.
A new interfaith group in Japan has joined local opposition to the United States' military presence on the southern island of Okinawa.
Japanese Christianity has "spinelessly gone along with the government," shunning social activism and being "excessively theoretical," says a leading theologian.
After the surrender of the Japanese empire in 1945, Gen Douglas MacArthur, sought to inculcate beliefs ranging from Christianity to Freemasonry.
Environmental NGOs and energy campaigners around the world have welcomed a decision by the German government to phase out their country's nuclear energy.