On June 8th, 2510/2553. The Director of BRI, Prakrupaladsuvattanavajirakun (Sawai Choptiko) and researches, staffs of MCU about 10 monks/persons went to Japan for collecting information of Buddhist researches.
At 09.30 am. The group visited Dainenbutsu Temple in Osaka city. And then discussed about Buddhism in Japan, found that who will be a abbot have to learn for understanding the basic rules of the temple. This temple has 14 Districts and the chanting is not fix time and places.
At 2.30 pm. They visited Otani University in Tokyo city. The board of university welcomed them and then they both discussed about information of university. Otani University is established in 1365. In first time, it taught only course for monks but about 100 years ago which opened as same as others university. Now this university has students about 3,900 students and teachers about 120 teachers.
At 4.15 pm. visited Ven. Kakuhan Enami at Bishamondo Temple in Tokyo city who welcomed the group. He talked about his biography and barriers in Buddhism in Meji period, Japan.