Mindar, a gender-neutral android that presides at the 400-year old Kodaji Temple in Kyoto, cost about $1 million to produce.
A petition says the "Buddhist" practise is dangerous, but companies behind the mindfulness programmes say they help kids with resilience and self-control.
"The Prime Minister had instructed the police to seek assistance from Telecommunication Regulatory Commission if needed," local newspaper "Daily Mirror" reported.
Police have arrested one woman after viewing security camera footage.
A hoard of scrolls, relics and other artifacts have been discovered in the ancient statue.
Thinking of the self as an illusion was assumed to curb fears of death and spark generosity. Researchers were shocked to find otherwise.
"Our research findings are a far cry from many popular claims..."
Pew research finds 27 countries that name Islam as their faith, with 13 countries officially recognizing Christianity.
Modern diplomacy's dismissal of religion as a factor was a monumental mistake.
An ageing but powerful Buddhist monk is wanted on alleged embezzlement charges.
Police said they found weapons and thousands of the stimulant pills in the monk's car.
"It is remarkable that this is happening at one of the country's best known cathedrals."
He calls his social media foray "journalism written with hate speech."
A court in Yangon sentenced the men for denigrating Buddhism.
"(He) is still very responsive and shows every indication of being aware of the presence of those around him," his website plumvillage.org said
Observers say genocidal killings are being carried out by armed Buddhist police in the internment camps housing the Rohingya Muslims, one of the most persecuted communities in the world, according to the UN