Journal of Religion in Japan

The peer-reviewed Journal of Religion in Japan (JRJ) constitutes a venue for academic research in the complex and multifaceted field of Japanese religion. The journal takes into consideration Japanese religious phenomena through their historical developments and contemporary evolution both within and outside of Japan. It explores the interplay between religion and society, religion and culture, religion and media, and religion and education; the dynamics of globalization and secularization related to Japanese religions; and the geography of religions, new sacred spaces, and hybridization of religion.

JRJ is committed to an approach based on religious studies, and is open to contributions coming from different disciplines, such as anthropology, sociology, history, Buddhist studies, Japanese studies, art history, and area studies. The Journal of Religion in Japan encourages critical application of ideas and theories about Japanese religions and constitutes a forum for new theoretical developments in the field of religion in Japan. The Journal does not provide a venue for inter-religious dialogue and confessional approaches.

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ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®)
Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science)
ERIH PLUS
Index to the Study of Religions
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Editorial Board
Founding Editor
Elisabetta Porcu, University of Cape Town

Editors
Elisabetta Porcu, University of Cape Town
James Mark Shields, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

Book Review Editor
Ioannis Gaitanidis, Chiba University

Editorial Advisory Board
Galen Amstutz, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley
Jørn Borup, Aarhus University
Anne Bouchy, Ecole Française d’Extrême Orient
Ugo Dessì, Cardiff University
Bernard Faure, Columbia University
Satoko Fujiwara, Tokyo University
Nam-lin Hur, University of British Columbia
Nobutaka Inoue, Kokugakuin University, Tokyo
Jun’ichi Isomae, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto
Richard Jaffe, Duke University
Christoph Kleine, University of Leipzig
D. Max Moerman, Barnard College
Ranjana Mukhopadhyaya, University of Delhi
Hirochika Nakamaki, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
John K. Nelson University of San Francisco
Fabio Rambelli, University of California, Santa Barbara
Janine T. A. Sawada, Brown University
Robert Sharf, University of California, Berkeley
George J. Tanabe, University of Hawai'i
Silvio Vita, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
Paul Watt, Waseda University, Tokyo

Copy Editor
Emily Simpson, University of California, Santa Barbara