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CJRC Inauguration Symposium

USC Center for Japanese Religions and Culture (CJRC)

Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

CJRC Inauguration Symposium

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LOCATION: Tutor Campus Center, Room 227 (The Rosen Family Screening Theatre)
TIME: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM

A Symposium

Co-sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, San Francisco (JSPS)
Conference Convenors: Lori Meeks (USC) and Duncan Williams (USC)

Morning Session

10:30 AM – 12:45 PM


“Post 3-11 Religion in Japan”

Susumu Shimazono, Professor, University of Tokyo; former President, Japanese Association for Religious Studies

Respondent: Donald Miller, Professor and Executive Director, Center for Religion and Civic Culture, USC


“Religion in Films and Religious Culture Education in Contemporary Japan”

Nobutaka Inoue, Professor and Director, Institute of Japanese Culture and Classics, Kokugakuin University

Respondent: Jolyon Thomas, Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University


Afternoon Session

1:45 PM – 5:00 PM


“A Place for Religion in the Public Sphere? Some Postwar Japanese Responses to Secularization”

Mark Mullins, Professor, Sophia University; editor-in-chief Monumenta Nipponica

Respondent: David Kyuman Kim, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Connecticut College


"Religious and Citizenship Education in Public Schools in Japan: A Comparison with the United States"

Koichi Mori, Chancellor, Kobe College; Professor Emeritus, Doshisha University

Respondent: Helen Hardacre, E.O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Religions and Society, Harvard University

Lunch and Refreshments will be provided!

Please contact Kana Yoshida at if you have any questions. Thank you!

Center for Japanese Religions and Culture
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
825 Bloom Walk, ACB 130D
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1481
Tel. (213) 821-4365

Have questions about CJRC Inauguration Symposium? Contact USC Center for Japanese Religions and Culture (CJRC)

When & Where

Tutor Campus Center, Room 227
University of Southern California
700 Childs Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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