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Religions in Japan: Buddhism, Shinto, Christianity
From the report prepared by the Religions and Cultural Resources Division, Civil Information and Education Section, General Headquarters of the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, Tokyo, March 1948, under the editorial direction of William K. Bunce. (from the title page)
Paperback, 194 pages
Published 1955 by Charles E. Tuttle Company
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Dec 23, 2011 Michael rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Military Historians, Theology Students, Japanophiles
Recommended to Michael by: Mikaelyn
This book is interesting as a document of the American occupation attempting to learn about Japanese culture, but probably not the best source for really understanding the range of current religious sentiment in Japan. From what I was able to determine, one can get information at least as reliable (and much more up-to-date) by a clever search of Wikipedia and following its listed sources. However, this is not to say that the book was bad, or not at all worthwhile. It may be of particular interes ...more