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Kondo and Kuyō: Disposal as a Religious Experience?

What's religious (and what's not) about KonMari?

February 14, 2019

pop culture | Japan | Shintoism

Kondo and Kuyō: Disposal as a Religious Experience?

“Does it spark joy?”   Since the release of the 2019 Netflix documentary Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, people across the globe have been inspired to take hold of each of their possessions and consider this simple but enigmatic question. If the a...

February 14, 2019

human rights | World War II | Japan | comfort women | Imperial state ideology | Japanese Emperor | Shinzo Abe | Shinto Political Federation's Parliamentarians Association | Nippon Kaigi | Yasukuni Shrine ritual | human trafficking | Meiji Japan | Buddhism | Shintoism | Japanese Christianity | Kofuku no Kagaku

Japanese Religions and the Issue of "Comfort Women"

Last month, Japan marked the 70 years which have passed since its World War II surrender to Allied Powers in 1945. Less known is that twenty-four years have passed since former Japanese military “comfort women” came forward for the first time and sue...

September 10, 2015