Mark Mullins

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The Aioi Bridge in Hiroshima, Japan: US president Barack Obama is to attempt to reheat a pledge he made after he took office in 2009 to rid the world of nuclear weapons. Most critics, including survivors of the Hiroshima bombing, say he has little to show for the pledge. Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg

When the leaders of the world’s rich nations meet this week near Japan’s Ise Shrine for the G7 Summit, they’ll be encouraged to pause from putting on (...)

A glass Buddha altar at the Ruriden columbarium in Tokyo, Japan. Operated by the Koukokuji Buddhist Temple, it houses 2,046 futuristic altars. A smartcard allows the owner to access the building and lights up the corresponding statue. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Like the fictional Fr Trendy, Buddhist priest Yoshinobu Fujioka believes religion should be accessible to the young. Far from preaching abstinence fro(...)