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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Founding Editor
Elisabetta Porcu, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Editor
Elisabetta Porcu, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Book Review Editor
Ioannis Gaitanidis, Chiba University, Japan

Editorial Advisory Board
Galen Amstutz, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley, CA, USA
Jørn Borup, Aarhus University, Denmark
Anne Bouchy, Ecole Française d’Extrême Orient, Paris, France
Ugo Dessì, Cardiff University, UK
Bernard Faure, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Satoko Fujiwara, Tokyo University, Japan
Nam-lin Hur, University of British Columbia, Canada
Nobutaka Inoue, Kokugakuin University, Tokyo, Japan
Jun’ichi Isomae, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, Japan
Richard Jaffe, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Christoph Kleine, University of Leipzig, Germany
D. Max Moerman, Barnard College, New York, NY, USA
Ranjana Mukhopadhyaya, University of Delhi, India
Hirochika Nakamaki, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan
John K. Nelson, University of San Francisco, CA, USA
Fabio Rambelli, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Janine T. A. Sawada, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Robert Sharf, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
James Mark Shields, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, USA
George J. Tanabe, University of Hawai'i, USA
Ellen Van Goethem, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Silvio Vita, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan
Paul Watt, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Copy Editor
Emily Simpson, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA