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During this research, in accordance with either historic facts and ethnographic info, Paula Arai indicates that nuns have been critical brokers within the beginning of Buddhism in Japan within the 6th century. They have been lively members within the Soto Zen sect, and feature persisted to give a contribution to the development of the sect to the current day.
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