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Religion and Politics in Japan

September 18 - December 12, 2018

This workshop brought together experts on “Religion and Politics in Japan” who are working on an edited volume on the topic. Next to presenting and discussing the drafts of the chapters, a former Lower House member of Kōmeitō joined the event to present and discuss his view of how his party and its main support organization, the Buddhist Sōka Gakkai, cooperate.

Participants:

Masahiko Asano (Takoshoku University)
George Ehrhardt (Appalachian State University)
Linda Hasunuma (UCLA)
Axel Klein (DIJ)
Levi McLaughlin (Princeton University)
Yukio Maeda (Waseda University)
Mark Mullins (Sophia University)
Steven R. Reed (Chūō University)
Jun Saito (Yale University)

Projects

Religious organizations and the politics of happiness