Publications of the NCC Study Center
The NCC Study Center publishes the academic journal Japanese Religions in English in order to make research results internationally available and to foster exchange among scholars. The editorial policy is to provide scholarly articles on religions in Japan, past and present (including current issues of debate), and on such basis to encourage interreligious dialogue between Christianity and Asian religions.The following subjects are covered: Religions in Japan past and present such as Shinto, folk religion, Japanese Buddhist schools, new religions, Japanese Christianity and theology (including problems of enculturation), Japanese philosophy of religion, and interreligious dialogue.
The NCC Study Center publishes in Japanese the academic journal Deai (“Encounter”) in order to address current issues among religions in Japan, to promote interreligious dialogue and to foster mutual understanding between Christianty and Asian religions. For recent issues see our Japanese website.Deai Vol. 14, Vo. 3, 2004: Contents overview in English
Yuki Hideo: Introduction
Iwai Tadakuma: The Problem of the Imperial Rescript on Education.
Nishida Takeshi: The Emperor System during the Post-War Period –
The Structure of the Draft of the New Imperial Rescript on Education in Kyoto.
Kato Saigo: The Emperor System and Jodo Shinshu Believers.
Sakurai Kunio: The Law for the Family and Ancestor Veneration.
Sasaki Shoten: Buddhism and Funeral – The Case of Buddhism in Hawaii.
Sasaki Daigo: Religiosity in the Manga “Vagabound”.
Yuki Hideo: On the Problem of a State Memorial for the War Dead.
Newsletter (in Japanese)
The NCC Study Center’s Newsletter (in Japanese) is published twice a year in order to inform friends and supporters about its staff and current activities. It is distributed for free to those who are interested. For recent issues see our Japanese website. Annual reports of the NCC Study Center’s activities in English are regularly published in the January issue of Japanese Religions.
The NCC Study Center occasionally publishes books in Japanese. For the Japanese titles see our Japanese website. Following are brief introductions to these publications in English: Eds., NCC Shukyo Kenkyu-sho & Tomisaka Kirisutokyo Center:
Anata wa donna shugyo o shita no desuka? – Oumu kara no toi, oumu e no toi
Which religious practice did you perform? –
Questions from Aum, questions towards Aum
Shinkyo Shuppansha, Tokyo 2004.
This volume contains contributions to an interdisciplinary research project on Aum Shinrikyo organized by the NCC Center for the Study of Japanese Religions and Tomisaka Christian Center (Tokyo). It can be ordered via bookstores in Japan or via amazon.jp
Noshi, zoki ishoki to nihon no shukyo-sha
Brain death, organ transplantation and religionists in Japan
Rugaru-sha, Kyoto 1999.This volume contains an introduction by Prof. Yuki Hideo, a lecture by Prof. William LaFleur on “The debate on brain death and organ transplantation – A comparison between cultures and religions”, contributions by representatives of various Japanese religions, as well as statements on this issue by Oomoto-kyo, Shinshu Otani-ha, Rissho Kosei-kai, and Soka Gakkai.
Editor: Martin Repp
Current Issue: Vol. 37 Nos. 1 & 2 (Spring & Fall 2012)
Special Issue: Religion and Healing in Japan
Guest Editors: Christoph Kleine and Katja Triplett