More than thirty protesters gather in Shibuya, Tokyo to increase pressure on decision makers to ensure justice for families crossing the US-Mexico border and to put an end to the Trump administration’s inhumane and cruel policy of separating children from their parents.
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The Japan Islamic Trust purchases land in Chiba Prefecture to begin construction of a new mosque to serve the local community.
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For seventeen years a private aid group has been feeding the homeless of Shibuya Ward during the winter holiday period when city services are otherwise unavailable. In the early years, about one hundred homeless would show up and participate, but in recent years that number has swelled to about two hundred, according to the organizers.
Once described as the oldest form of masked theatre in the world, Noh has a history that stretches back in current form to the 14th and 15th centuries; even earlier if you consider its predecessors. As is, however, modern Japanese Noh is an almost exclusively male discipline of theatre in which actors never rehearse together, but rather come together as well-practiced individuals on the day a play is to be performed, to engage in what is essentially a one-off event.