Shinto and Politics of Japan

Demirbuğa, Melisa Pınar
Religion and politics have been two concepts that sometimes dominate each other and sometimes act together for the same interests. This relationship has not always been to the benefit of states and has sometimes led to controversial situations. This research examines the controversial subject of Yasukuni Shrine and explains the place of Shinto in politics and social life in contemporary Japan. In addition, the relationship between Shinto and Japanese policy in different periods such as the Shogunate, World War II, and Meiji periods were examined, and the effects of State Shinto and Shrine Shinto in this relationship were evaluated.
Citation Formats
M. P. Demirbuğa, “Shinto and Politics of Japan,” M.S. - Master Of Science Without Thesis, Middle East Technical University, 2021.