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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?

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What Japanese Politics tells us about Religion


February 27, 2020


European Institute of Japanese Studies at Stockholm School of Economics
The Asia Programme at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs
The Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies at Stockholm University and the Swedish Defence University


The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Drottning Kristinas väg 37, Stockholm
Drottning Kristinas väg 37,
Stockholm, Sweden
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