Jainism in Japan
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Forty Japanese students were sponsored by the Govt. of India in the early 1950s to live and study in India. Some of them studied Navinaya in Varanasi and Gujarat, which led to new interest in the study of Jainism in Japan. One of the accomplishments was the first Japanese book by Minakata Kumagusu to simplify and translate the concepts of Jainism into Japanese for use by the common people in Japan.
Kobe Jain Temple
On June 1, 1985 the formal opening ceremony of the Kobe Jain Temple was performed in Japan.
The Kobe Jain Temple, officially the Mahavirswami Jain Temple, is located at 7-5 Kitano-Cho, 3 Chome, Chuo Ku, Kobe, Japan.
Jain Sangh of Kobe
The Jain Sangh of Kobe is headed by K. S. Parikh and the office of the Sangh is located at- K.S. Parikh, Jain Sangh of Kobe, 6-17 Yamamoto Dori 2- Chome, Chico-ku, Kobe 650, Japan.
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