Japan’s female pro wrestlers blur the lines between decorum and brutality

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Japan’s female pro wrestlers blur the lines between decorum and brutality Japan’s : Forget the cherry blossoms, red torii gates and delicate slices of raw fish. The Japan on which Kris Hernandez has pinned her dreams is the thud of body slams, sweat and garish costumes. Step into the world of Japanese women’s pro wrestling. “I fell in love with the drama, the excitement,” said the 31-year-old American ex-pat, who quit her job in San Francisco to live her dream in Japan. ‘Oh my God, how come they are not dead?’…

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JAPAN’S CHRISTIANS MIGHT BE HIDDEN, BUT THEIR FAITH IS STRONG

JAPAN’S CHRISTIANS MIGHT BE HIDDEN, BUT THEIR FAITH IS STRONG

JAPAN’S CHRISTIANS MIGHT BE HIDDEN, BUT THEIR FAITH IS STRONG JAPAN’S : HOW JAPANESE CHRISTIANS HAVE MANAGED TO CAMOUFLAGE THEIR CHRISTIANITY. The first taste of Christianity to the Land of the Rising Sun came in the form of St. Francis Xavier who came over from India in 1549 with three Japanese who had converted to Roman Catholicism. Jesuits who arrived later enjoyed the patronage of Oda Nobanuga, a powerful warlord and one of the first to attempt to unify all of Japan. They were allowed to carry out their activities…

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