On December 19th the Myoshinji Rinzai Zen Temple organization issued this statement in both English and Japanese:
"Myōshin-ji has received many inquiries regarding its relationship with the Zen Studies Society in New York ever since the publication on 20 August 2010 of an article in the New York Times regarding the behavior of the Society’s former director, Eidō Shimano.
On the occasion of establishing the Zen Studies Society, Eidō Shimano stipulated that the Society was to have no relation to Myōshin-ji or any other branch of Japanese Rinzai Zen Buddhism.
As far as Myōshin-ji is concerned, all along it has had no connection with Eidō Shimano, his activities or organizations, including Dai Bosatsu Zendo and all affiliated Zen Studies Society institutions, nor is Eidō Shimano or any of his successors certified as priests of the Myōshin-ji branch of Zen or recognized as qualified teachers.
19th,Dec,2012 Myoshinji school of Rinzai Zen buddhism"