Religious Affiliation in Contemporary Japan: Untangling the Enigma

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Christianity and Women in Japan Author(s): Yamaguchi Satoko and 山口里子 Source: Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. 30, No. 3/4, Feminism and Religion in Contemporary Japan (Fall, 2003), pp. 315-338 Published by: Nanzan University Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30234053 . Accessed: 02/04/2014 10:26
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Christianityand Women in Japan

After a brief introduction to the situation of Christian or church-going women in Japan, articleintroducesa feministtheologicalgroup,the Centhis ter for Feminist Theology and Ministryin Japan,as one of the diverse new feminist movements among Christianwomen and men. This Center was founded in 2000 for feminists doing theology in the particularcontext of Japanwhere only one percent of the population are Christians,where the churchhas been especiallycarefulto preservethe authenticChristian faithin the midst of a non-Christianculture, and where Christianwomen feel that they havebeen offeredonly…...

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