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Japanese temple backs out of route April 18, 2008

Posted by Philip Ryan in News, Tibet.
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Thanks to Marcus for pointing this one out: A Japanese Buddhist temple has removed itself from the torch’s route.

Japan and China continue to disagree over whether Tibet is an international issue or just a domestic issue of China’s.

Edward Gomez notes the rhetoric is running high: China stoked the nationalist fires and is now trying to temper its citizens call for boycotts of products from countries where the torch relay has run into trouble.

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1. Tibet - China - Olympics - Protests Update | Essential Spirit - April 18, 2008

[…] Buddhist temple withdrawn from Olympic torch route (via Tricycle Blog) A famous Buddhist temple in Japan has been withdrawn from the Olympic flame relay over security […]

2. Gerald Ford - April 21, 2008

Seems the temple of Zenkoji was vandalized post-withdrawal:

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/04/20/asia/AS-GEN-Japan-Temple.php

Sad.


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