chapter  5
State and Religion in Japan: Yasukuni Shrine as a Case Study
ByHiroaki Kobayashi
Pages 14

The relationship between State and religion (the Church-State relationship) has great significance for religious freedom and it is well known that this relationship differs from state to state. To what does the term ‘Church-State relationship’ refer in modern Japan? In order to grasp this, we should survey the history and character of Church-State relations in Japan. Then we can deal with the problem of the Yasukuni Shrine as an example.