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Coronavirus: Japan’s Buddhist temples turn to online funerals, Zen apps to survive as pandemic dents income

Memorial services held online. Zen meditation apps. Buddhist temple-led matchmaking services.As the coronavirus pandemic forces institutions around the world to change the way they do things, those new endeavours are some of the ways that Buddhist groups in Japan are trying to survive.Their temples are part of the landscape: there are about 77,000, more than the number of Japan’s ubiquitous convenience stores.Covid-19 has caused further pain for Buddhist organisations already struggling in…

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