Re: Lack of Spiritual teaching in Japan?
I have been in Japan for about 12 years and have had the same experience. The only time I have heard about the spiritual aspect is when I trained with John Stevens Sensei up in Miyagi prefecture. Ani, you have a perfect opportunity to learn about the spiritual side of aikido there in Osaka. Seiseki Abe has a dojo in Osaka and he strongly emphasizes misogi. He was one of the Founder's direct students. You should check him out.