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What Japanese Politics tells us about Religion
February 27, 2020 - 14:30-15:00
The 87th Stockholm Seminar on Japan
EuJapan ranks as one of the world’s least religious countries, where as few as one in ten self-identify as having religious faith. It is therefore striking to note the influence on Japanese politics wielded by religious actors. Religious groups and ideologues are now formulating educational curricula, social policies, and defense postures which are promoted by the government. How can we better understand the category “religion” in light of politics in Japan today?