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Kyushu Pilgrimage Templ 24 Rengeji

Rengeji, which means Lotus Temple, is number 24 on the Shingon Kyushu Pilgrimage and is located in the little coastal town of Hiji on the northern part of Beppu Bay.

The pilgrimage guidebook has little to say about the temple. Right next door was a large shrine with similar architecture to the temple so that suggest they were both the same place previously. Both had some nice onigawara.

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Kitayama - Takayama

Source: j-hoppers

Hello everyone,
It is Nana from J-Hoppers Hida-Takayama.

Since I first came in Takayama one of my favorite place in Takayama is Kitayama Parc.

To get to this parc you need to go up hill behind the main shrine : Sakura Mangu Jinja. As you go up and up, you will see the city from above going along the Miyagawa river. Then you will get pass the cafe Ichii and reach the parc.

Then I recommend you to go to Ichii and enjoy the sunset from the terrace.
The night ambient is nice too.

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How to manage geopolitical instability in East Asia

Author: Hitoshi Tanaka, JCIE

East Asia and the world are facing uncertain times. The balance of regional power is shifting as emerging market economies such as China are benefiting from globalisation and are continuing to rise. At the same time, anti-globalisation sentiment is surging, as demonstrated by the United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum and by the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States on an anti-free trade platform. These developments serve to throw the international liberal economic and security order, which the United States has led since 1945, into considerable uncertainty.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi take their seats before a meeting on the sidelines of a gathering of Foreign Ministers of the G20 leading and developing economies at the World Conference Center in Bonn, western Germany, 17 February 2017. (Photo: Reuters/Brendan Smialowski).

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How can we craft approaches to ensure regional stability and prosperity into the future?

The fate of East Asia has been significantly affected by relations between the three big powers — the United States, China and Japan. The United States …continue reading

    

Haral restaurants in Takayama

Source: j-hoppers

We have a lots of Muslim visitors from Malaysia and Indonesia in Takayama.

Many of them bring foods from home because there are few Haral restaurants in Japan.

A lot of restaurants in Takayama support Haral foods for Muslim visitors lately.

We have pamphlet of the map so you do not need to worry about foods in Takayama.

You do not need to buy only rice ball at convenient store anymore!!

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