Project 6: Religious Movements in International Societies
This research examines the history of religious movements in various countries of the world. It also focuses on the sociological makeup of religious organizations' membership, conflicts and tensions with neighboring communities, relationships with other religious organizations and legal issues in respective societies. The results of research in this area include:
- Japanese version of Time to Chant--The Soka Gakkai Buddhists in Britain by B. Wilson and K. Dobbelaere, Oxford University Press, 1994, translated by Takeshi Nakano and published by Kinokuniya Shoten in 1997.
- Japanese version of Soka Gakkai in America--Accommodation and Conversion by P. Hammond and D. Machacek, Oxford University Press, 1999, translated by Yoshie Kurihara and published by Kinokuniya Shoten in 2000.
- "On the Understanding of Nichiren Buddhism in Europe" by Yukio Matsudo (IOP Bulletin No. 11, 1995)
- "Re-examining the Standard for Judical Decision Behind the Provision for Freedom of Religious Activities Found in Article 1 of the Amended Constitution of the U.S.A." by Hisanori Fujita (IOP Bulletin No.15, 1999)
- "Islam and Human Rights" by Francesca M.Corrao (The Journal of Oriental Studies Vol. 9, 1999)