The future of Buddhism: Alcohol and rap?

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Tokyo, Japan (CNN) — The Buddhist religion has largely remained the same over the past few centuries, but a group of monks in Japan are spicing things up by turning to alcohol and rap music to lure in followers.

The monks are calling it Buddhism 2010.

Kansho Tagai, who is a Buddhist monk, believes it’s time to change for the future and doesn’t mind if it means dropping the chants and bringing on the rap music.

Tagai also prefers to go by his street name — Mr. Happiness.

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