Jakucho-Setouchi

Jakucho Setouchi is a revered nun and famous novelist, yet few know how psychoanalysis shaped her spiritual life

Jakucho Setouchi’s eyebrows work themselves into an intimidating ‘v’ as she lays into the ‘vulgarity’ of Japan’s political class, and she describes one up-and-coming politician as ‘a little Hitler’. The 90-year-old woman sitting opposite me, bald and black-robed, brims with…

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Tattoo parlors inking free Swastikas to reclaim the symbol of Peace

More than 120 tattoo parlors around the world have reportedly offered free Swastika tattoos as part of a movement to reclaim the Nazi symbol as originally a symbol of peace. The campaign ‘Learn to Love the Swastika’ intends to reclaim the symbol, an ancient Buddhist and Hindu sign of peace,…