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A nation paused in grief on 11 March 2012 as Japan marked the one-year anniversary of the magnitude-9.0 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident.
Shinto priests in Japan are preparing to hold commemoration ceremonies to mark the one-year anniversary of the terrible earthquake and tsunami.
The Japanese environmentalist who said a biblical psalm inspired his campaign linking forest and ocean has received a top UN award.
Japanese environmentalist Shigeatsu Hatakeyama, who is up for a "Forest Hero" award from the United Nations, has been inspired by an ancient biblical text.
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.