Presentation Title

Social Problems in Modern Japan from Buddhism and Shintoism

Presenter Information

Christian BrowningFollow

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

Ostracization, Kami, rituals

Biography

Born in the tiny town of Point Pleasant WV, Christian seeks to broaden his horizons and use language to understand the world beyond his upbringing.

Major

Japanese

Advisor for this project

Natsuki Anderson

Start Date

20-4-2018 10:45 AM

End Date

20-4-2018 12:00 PM

Abstract

Abstract: Japanese society is being influenced by the mindsets of the past. Traditional concepts that have been passed on through Buddhism and Shintoism are holding Japan back from making forward social progress. This project examines how Buddhism and Shintoism have impacted the lives of contemporary Japanese society. Discussion focuses on ostracization based on occupation and neglection of western medicine in favor of spiritual cure. The efforts should be made to make religious backgrounds more visible so the general public does not blindly partake in socially limiting or suppressing procedures.

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Social Problems in Modern Japan from Buddhism and Shintoism

Abstract: Japanese society is being influenced by the mindsets of the past. Traditional concepts that have been passed on through Buddhism and Shintoism are holding Japan back from making forward social progress. This project examines how Buddhism and Shintoism have impacted the lives of contemporary Japanese society. Discussion focuses on ostracization based on occupation and neglection of western medicine in favor of spiritual cure. The efforts should be made to make religious backgrounds more visible so the general public does not blindly partake in socially limiting or suppressing procedures.