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Postcard From Tokyo: What Zen, Haiku and Tea Have to Do With Surviving the Financial Crisis

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Arianna Huffington

Japan's spirit is being tested by the same recession and financial crisis afflicting all industrialized nations. But paradoxically, there are answers to be found to Japan's very modern crises in its most ancient traditions. There are shrines and temples and gardens everywhere. It is common to see monks meditating and easy to join them in meditation. And the latest twist is Buddhist temples using Zen meditation, cold-water ablutions and other traditional ceremonial practices to help young people looking for jobs! By taking its traditions and adapting them to solve new problems, by going both forward and backward, both outward and inward -- juxtapositions that in Japan don't have to be contradictions -- the people of Japan are poised find a new and vibrant balance for the 21st century.

Tough Loving the NYTimes #2: Japan's 'Generational Roadblock'

Paul Kleyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Kleyman

For me a cautionary flag goes up whenever I read or hear a piece of so-called journalism that poses an issue in a way that blames a demographic group or otherwise vulnerable population segment.

Japan's 'Lonely Deaths' Rise Among Unemployed, Elderly

TIME | Justin Nobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In the 1990s, Taichi Yoshida, the owner of a small moving company in Osaka, Japan, began noticing that many of his jobs involved people who had just d...

Japan Jobless Rate Hits New High

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Japan's jobless rate hit a record 5.7% in July and consumer prices fell at a record pace, figures released days before a general election have shown....

Japan Unemployment Hits Record High

Asahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The ratio of job offers to job seekers plunged to a record low in May, the unemployment rate climbed for the fourth straight month--and the government...