In a religion that simultaneously advocates world peace and conflict, is the country ready for the unique and radical theologies Happy Science wishes to impart?
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Sophie Gallagher got nekkid.
Contemporary Japanese art is not driving social change, writes Marcus James.
“Yes, even by Koriyama standards, this is cold,” the cabbie says cheerfully, snow-laden winds buffeting the windscreen. I’m in northern Japan, Fukushima Prefecture, to attend a meeting between a group of Tokyo lawyers and local farmers. A group of schoolgirls on bikes struggle past in skirts and socks, and a small, morbid part of my…