Japanese now leading long lives through yoga: Consul General of Japan

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Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com

KOMany Japanese are regularly practising yoga and leading a healthy life, Taga said on Sunday.LKATA: Yoga has now become popular in Japan, with many leading long lives through regular practice of the traditonal exercises, the Consul General of Japan in Kolkata, Masayuki Taga has said.

Taga, speaking at a function here, hailed the Indo-Japan Association Calcutta and Ghosh Yoga Institute Japan, for their initiatives in popularising yoga in Japan and other parts of the world.

“Many Japanese are regularly practising yoga and leading a healthy life,” he said on Sunday.

The Japanese Postal Department also released four stamps to honour the four top yoga exponents of India – Karuna Ghosh, Biswanath Ghosh, Yogacharya Bishnu Charan Ghosh and Ashutosh Ghosh – for their contributions in initiating and spreading yoga in Japan.

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