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  • Religious borderlands: Sociology of religion in conversation with its disciplinary neighbors.
    Carnesecca, Cole (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:3: 225-240.

    Notes the contemporary propensity in anthropology & area studies to abandon the category religion, in contrast to conceptualization in the sociology of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Confucian; China; Definition of religion; Japan; Sociology of religion; Shinto; Emic/etic
  • A history of the sociology of religion in Japan.
    Roemer, Michael K. (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Anthony J. Blasi (eds.) Sociologies of Religion. National Traditions. Leiden: Brill, pp. 353-376.

    A history.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of religion, Japan; Japan
  • Hatsum?de, the visitation of Shinto shrines: Religion and culture in the Japanese context.
    Ozawa-deSilva, Chikako (2014)
    In Ellen L. Idler (ed.) Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 71-76.

    First-hand account of performing hatsum?de, & interview interpretations of it.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Japan; Pilgrimage; Ritual; Shinto
  • Religion and Health in Japan: Past Research, New Findings, and Future Directions.
    Roemer, Michael K. (2011)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health. Leiden: Brill, pp. 115-140.

    Overview of studies of religion & health in Japan. Analyzes survey data from Kyoto, showing favorable & unfavorable effects of various kinds & dimensions of religion on health.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan, Kyoto; Health
  • Spiritual Life in Modern Japan: Understanding Religion in Everyday Life.
    Molle, Andrea (2011)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Religion, Spirituality and Everyday Practice. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 131-139.

    While organized religion is not predominant in Japan, everyday spiritual practices are common.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality; Japan; Everyday life
  • Atheism and Secularity in Modern Japan.
    Roemer, Michael K. (2010)
    In Phil Zuckerman (ed.) Atheism and Secularity, vol. 2. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger, pp. 23-44.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, Japan; Japan
  • Towards a Sociology of Budo: Studying the Implicit Religious Issues.
    Molle, Andrea (2010)
    Implicit Religion 13:1: 85-104.

    Non-Japanese take up Japanese forms of martial arts for spiritual reasons.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan; Martial arts
  • Religion and Subjective Well-being in Japan.
    Roemer, Michael K. (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 51:4: 411-427.

    Analyzes 2000-03 & '05 Japanese General Social Survey data; religious devotion & affiliation with certain religions correlate with life satisfaction & happiness.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan; Well-being, psychological
  • Geopolitical mission strategies: The case of the Unification Church in Japan and Korea.
    Sakurai Yoshihide (2010)
    Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 37:2: 317-334.

    Associated Search Terms: Missions, Japan; Unification Church, Japan; Korea (South); Japan; Unification Church, Korea (South)
  • Shinto festival involvement and sense of self in contemporary Japan.
    Roemer, Michael K. (2010)
    Japan Forum 22:3/4: 491-512.

    Associated Search Terms: Feast; Japan; Practice; Ritual; Self concept; Shinto
  • Religion and Psychological Distress in Japan.
    Roemer, Michael K. (2010)
    Social Forces 89: 559-584.

    Analyzes survey data from Kyoto Prefecture.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Japan, Kyoto; Stress; Mental health
  • Religious Diversity in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. National Case Studies.
    Bouma, Gary D., Rod Ling, and Douglas Pratt (2010)
    Dordrecht: Springer.

    Provides reports on the separate nations.

    Associated Search Terms: New Zealand; Palau; Minority; Brunei Darussalam; Kiribati; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Thailand; Northern Marianas; State; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Timor Leste; Tonga (island nation); Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Nauru; New Caledonia; Competition; Ecumenism; Fiji; French Polynesia; Indonesia; Women; Malaysia; Australia; Papua-New Guinea; Philippines; Pluralism; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Japan
  • Religious Affiliation in Contemporary Japan: Untangling the Enigma.
    Roemer, Michael K. (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 50:3: 298-320.

    Based on a representative sample survey; deprivation is related to affiliation with new religions, socialization with Buddhism, the new religions, & Christianity.

    Associated Search Terms: Deprivation; Japan; Membership; Buddhist, Japan; Christian, Japan; Socialization; New religions
  • Conflict between Aum critics and human-rights advoctes in Japan.
    Sakurai Yoshihide (2009)
    Cultic Studies Review 7:3: 254-278.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Japan; New religions; Rights; Aum Shinrikyo
  • Religious Nationalism and the Making of the Modern Japanese State.
    Fukase-Indergaard, Fumiko, and Michael Indergaard (2008)
    Theory and Society 37:4: 343-374.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Nationalism; Japan
  • Japanese American Religiosity: A Contemporary Perspective.
    Kashima, Tetsuden (2008)
    In Paul David Numrich (ed.) North American Buddhists in Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 107-143.

    Based on 1998-2000 interview & questionnaire data from California& Hawai'i, & for comparative purposes some from Japan.

    Associated Search Terms: Generations; Japan; Japanese Americans; Religiosity
  • Contemporary Religions and the Public Arena: Centering on the Situation in Japan.
    Shimazono, Susumu (2008)
    In Eileen Barker (ed.) The Centrality of Religion in Social Life. Essays in Honour of James A. Beckford. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 203-213.

    Uses the expression "new spirituality movements and culture" to refer to the contemporary quest for interiority, some aspects of which are movements & some more individualistic. Overview of public issues in Japan where spiritual sensitivities have a bearing--e.g., humanizing medicine, ecology.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan; Spirituality; New spirituality movements and culture
  • Japanese Saints: Mormons in the Land of the Rising Sun.
    Hoffmann, John P. (2007)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Japan, Hokkaido, Sapporo; Missions, Japan; Mormon, Japan
  • Ritual Participation and Social Support in a Major Japanese Festival.
    Roemer, Michael K. (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:2: 185-200.

    Males' participation in the Gion Festival integrates them into the community.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan, Kyoto; Ritual; Feast
  • State and Religion in Japan.
    Hardacre, Helen (2006)
    In Paul L. Swanson and Clark Chilson (eds.) Nanzan Guide to Japanese Religions. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Japan
  • Religious Tourism in Japan: Kyoto's Gion Festival.
    Roemer, Michael K. (2006)
    In William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.) On the Road to Being There. Studies in Pilgrimage and Tourism in Late Modernity. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, pp. 187-218.

    Based on 1995-2005 fieldwork & 2005 survey.

    Associated Search Terms: Feast; Shinto; Tourists; Japan, Kyoto
  • Religion in public space: A theoretical perspective and comparison of Russia, Japan, and the United States.
    Richardson, James T. (2006)
    Religion, Staat, Gesellschaft 7: 45-61/

    Associated Search Terms: State; Comparative; United States; Russia; Japan; Law
  • Good Works and the Question of Self-presentation in Tenrikyo.
    Morishita, Saburo (2005)
    Nova Religio 9:2: 33-49.

    Tenrikyo members pursue good works altruistically, not for public relations.

    Associated Search Terms: Tenrikyo, Japan; Japan; Altruism; Charities
  • Exploring Spirituality and Unchurched Religions in America, Sweden, and Japan.
    Stark, Rodney, Eva Hamberg, and Alan S. Miller (2005)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 20:1: 3-23.

    Associated Search Terms: Unchurched religion; Comparative; Typology; Japan; United States; Sweden
  • Religion and Civil Society in Contemporary Japan.
    Hardacre, Helen (2004)
    Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 31:2: 389-415.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan
  • Christianity.
    Mullins, Mark R. (2004)
    In Paul L. Swanson and Clark Chilson (eds.) Nanzan Guide to Japanese Religions. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian, Japan; Japan
  • The Kyoto Tax Strike: Buddhism, Shinto, and Tourism in Japan.
    Graburn, Nelson H.H. (2004)
    In Ellen Badone and Sharon R. Roseman (eds.) Intersecting Journeys. The Anthropology of Pilgrimage and Tourism. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, pp. 125-139.

    Examines a refusal of shrine authorities to collect & pay a new city tax, on the basis that visitors to the shrines were religious pilgrims.

    Associated Search Terms: Pilgrimage; Buddhist, Japan; Shinto; Japan, Kyoto; State
  • Folk Religion.
    Reader, Ian (2004)
    In Paul L. Swanson and Clark Chilson (eds.) Nanzan Guide to Japanese Religions. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Folk religion; Japan
  • Cult Controversies and Legal Developments Concerning New Religions in Japan and China.
    Richardson, James T., and Bryan Edelman (2004)
    In James T. Richardson (ed.), Regulating Religion. Case Studies from Around the Globe. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum, pp. 359-380.

    Associated Search Terms: Unification Church, Japan; Anti-cult movement; Brainwashing; Falun Gong; Aum Shinrikyo; Japan; China; Law; New religions
  • Le Bouddhisme mondialisé. Une perspective sociologique sur la globalisation du religieux.
    Liogier, Raphaël (2004)
    Paris: Ellipses

    Analyzes the westernization of the Buddhist traditions, globally, with special focus on Asian nations & France, some information on North America and the U.K.. The westernized traditions legitimate political engagement at the infra- & supra-state levels. Uses a typology of Buddhism: pietist-culturalist, nationalist-moralist, elitist-culturalist, intimist-individualist, & solardist-universalist.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, France; Buddhist, Great Britain; Buddhist; Buddhist, China; Activism; Buddhist, Tibet; Zen; Soka Gakkai, France; Soka Gakkai; Phenomenology; Globalization; Falun Gong; Buddhist, Vietnam; Buddhist, Burma; Buddhist, Tibetan, France; Buddhist, India; Buddhist, Thailand; Buddhist, Sri Lanka; Buddhist, Korea; Buddhist, Japan; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Imagining Japan. The Japanese Tradition and its Modern Interpretation.
    Bellah, Robert N. (2003)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan; Historical
  • Japanese College Students' Attitudes Towards Religion.
    Anonymous (2003)
    Tokyo: Kokugakuin University.

    Reports data from 1992-2001 university student surveys in Japan.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan; Students, undergraduate
  • Religion and Politics in Japan.
    Toyoda, Maria A., and Aiji Tanaka (2002)
    In Ted Gerard Jelen and Clyde Wilcox (eds.) Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 269-286.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Japan; Japan; Buddhist, Japan; Shinto
  • Dramatic Confrontations: Aum Shinrikyô against the world.
    Reader, Ian (2002)
    In David G. Bromley and J. Gordon Melton (eds.) Cults, Religion, and Violence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 189-208.

    The origin of violence in this case came from within the religious group.

    Associated Search Terms: Aum Shinrikyo; Japan; Violence; Conflict
  • Mirror-image Modernities. Contrasting Religious Premises of Japanese and U.S. Modernity.
    Eisenstadt, Shmuel N. (2002)
    In Richard Madsen, William M. Sullivan, Ann Swidler, and Steven M. Tipton (eds.) Meaning and Modernity. Religion, Polity, and Self. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 56-77.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Japan; Protest; Modernity; Comparative
  • Altruism and Charitable Activities of New Religions in Japan: Theoretical Perspectives.
    Inaba Keishin (2001)
    Asian cultural Studies 27: 7-18.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; Japan; Altruism; New religions
  • Crossing the Gods: World Religions and Worldly Politics.
    Demerath, Nicholas J., III (2001)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Indonesia; Israel; Egypt; China; Turkey; Pakistan; Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Japan; Poland; Sweden; State; Comparative; Politics; Guatemala; Violence; Brazil; India; Thailand
  • Soka Gakkai and Japanese Politics.
    Aruga, Hiroshi (2000)
    In David Machacek and Bryan Wilson (eds.) Global Citizens: The Soka Gakkai Buddhit Movement in the World. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 97-127.

    Associated Search Terms: Soka Gakkai, Japan; Japan; Politics, Japan
  • Land of the Rising Son? Domestic Organization, Ancestor Worship, and Economic Change in Japan.
    Smith, Stephen R. (2000)
    In Sharon K. Houseknecht and Jerry G. Pankhurst (eds.) Family, Religion, and Social Change in Diverse Societies. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 305-323.

    The change from an agricultural to urban society involves a change from a lineage orientation in the family to a nuclear family pattern, & hence a change in who is memorialized in rites concerning the deceased.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Japan; Japan; Family; Change; Ancestor
  • From Religious Conformity to Innovation: New Ideas of Religious Journey and Holy Places.
    Inoue, Nobutaka (2000)
    Social Compass 47:1: 21-32. Comment by Roberto Cipriani, pp. 33-77.

    Uses the theme of travel to describe changes in religion in Japan; includes inner meditative "travel" & travel in cyberspace.

    Associated Search Terms: Globalization; Japan; Pilgrimage; Internet
  • Japanese Paradox: Secular State, Religious Society.
    Shiose, Yuki (2000)
    Social Compass 47:3: 317-328.

    The disestablishment of Shinto made it more acceptable to the Japanese people.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan; State; Secularization
  • Religious Violence in Contemporary Japan: The Case of Aum Shinrikyô.
    Reader, Ian (2000)
    Surrey, U.K.:/Honolulu: Curzon/University of Hawaii Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan; Violence; Aum Shinrikyo
  • Les nouvelles voies spirituelles au Japon: État des lieux et mutations de la religiosité.
    Berthon, Jean-Peirre, and Naoki Kashio (2000)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 109: 67-85.

    Associated Search Terms: Syncretism; Japan; New religions; Change
  • Formes Religieuses Caractéristiques de l'Ultramodernité: France, Pays-Bas, Etats-Unis, Japon. Analyses Globales.
    Lambert, Yves (2000)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 109: 5-9.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernity; Modern; France; Netherlands; United States; Japan
  • Going to Hell in Asia: The Relationship between Risk and Religion in a Cross Cultural Setting.
    Miller, Alan S. (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 42:1: 5-18.

    Analyzes 1990-93 World Values Survey data; religion seems related inversely with risk everywhere but Japan.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Japan; Risk preference; India; Turkey; Italy; United States
  • Japanese Religiosity and Morals.
    Kisala,Robert (1999)
    In Loek Hallman and Ole Riis (eds.) Religion in Secualrizing Society: The Europeans' Religion at the End of the Twentieth Century. Tilburg: Tilburg University Press [Boston: Brill, 2003], pp. 205-222.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan; Moral
  • Religion, Social Support, and Health among the Japanese Elderly.
    Krause, Neal, Berit Ingersoll-Dayton, Jersey Liang, and Hidehiro Sugisawa (1999)
    Journal of Health and Social Behavior 40:4: 405-421.

    Analyzes 1996 interview data from Japanese seniors; for men religion promotes helping others, which in turn predicts reported health.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan; Gerontology; Medical; Altruism
  • Asian Religions and Sociology: The Case of New Religion Studies in Japan.
    Shimazono, Susumu (1999)
    In Liliane Voyé and Jaak Billiet (eds.) Sociology and Religions: An Ambiguous Relationship/Sociologie et religions: des relations ambiguës. Leuven: Leuven University Press, pp. 183-193.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan; Sociology of religion, Japan; New religions; Folk religion
  • "New Age Movement" or "New Spirituality Movements and Culture"?
    Shimazono, Susumu (1999)
    Social Compass 46:2: 121-133.

    Argues that the individualistic nature of contemporary movements requires conceptualizing them as "new spirituality movements and culture"; uses Japanese illustrations.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Individualism; Japan; Culture
  • Practically Religious: Worldly Benefits and the Common Religion of Japan.
    Reader, Ian, and George J. Tanabe (1998)
    Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan
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