Revised on July. 30, 2021.
( 2020.6 )
e-mail： n-inoue◆kt.rim.or.jp (Ｐｌｅａｓｅ ｃhange ◆ to @)
Professor Emeritus at Kokugakuin University
also Visiting Professor at Kokugakuin University, Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics
International Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
I was elected a new member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
in April, 2019.
Major Study: Religious Studies
Particularly Sociology of Religion, Comparative Study of Modern Religious Movements, Modern Shinto Study, Religious Culture Education and Cognitive Science of Religion.
President of the Japanese Association for Religious Studies (September 2011〜 September 2014）
President of the Japanese Association for the Study of Religion and Society (June 1995 〜 June 1997)
Director of Religious Information Research Center (November 1998 〜 ）
The center started english twitter on June 21, 2021. (new
Director of Center for Education in Religious Culture （April 2017 〜 ）
Publications in English:
Editor-in-Chief of Japanese orginal version (new)
College Students' Attitudes Toward Religion Survey: General Analysis (1995-2015)
Basic Terms of Shinto
(Revised edition), IJCC,1985.
Matsuri:Festival and Rite in Japanese Life, IJCC, 1988.
Folk Beliefs in Modern Japan, IJCC. 1995.
Globalization and Indigenous Culture, IJCC,1997.
|year||title||book or journal||publisher|
||“Perspectives toward Understanding the Concept of Kami”||Jeevadhara: A Journal for Socio-Religious Research, 2020 Sep.||Centre for Socio-Religious Research|
|2018||The Aum Shinrikyo Incidents and Religious Research||(Online)||English-Speaking Union of Japan|
|2017||Japane New Religions in the Age of New Religions||Kokugakuin Univ.|
|2016||Encyclopedia of Shinto: Chronological Supplement, (ed)||Kokugakuin Univ.|
|2014||”New Religious Movement in Global context”,||Paul Hedge ed., Controversies in Contemporary Religion: Education, Law, Politics, society, and Spirituality Volume 3:Specific Issues and Case Studies.|| Praeger
||"Media and New Religious Movements in Japan"
||Journal of Religion in Japan 1||Brill|
|2009||"Religious education in contemporary Japan"||Religion Compass 3/4,||Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
||"Globalization and Religion: The Cases of Japan and Korea"||Peter Beyer and Lori Beaman eds., Religion, Globalization, and Culture||Brill|
||"The possibility of educataion about religious culture in public schools"||Politics and Religion 2||Center for Study of Religion and Religious Tolerance|
|2006||"Formation of the Shinto Sect System and Shinto Taikyo"||Japanese Culture and Shinto 2||Kokugakuin Univ.|
|2005||"Problems of the present Shinto studies: Discussions and perspectives of the international symposium held at Kokugakuin university"||Japanese Culture and Shinto 1||Kokugakuin Univ.|
|2003||Japanese College Students’ Attitudes Towards Religion||Kokugakuin Univ.|
||Japanese Journal of Religious Studies29-3・4||Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture|
||Contemporary Japanese Religion||Foreign Press|
|1996||"Religion and Education"||N. Tamaru et al. ed., Religion in Japanese Culture,||Kodansha International|
|1991||"The Dilemma of Japanese-American Society: A Case Study of Konko-kyo in North America"||Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 18-2・3|
|1990||"Globalization and Modern Japanese Religion within the Context of Sect Shinto's Policy toward Christianity"||Tadao Umesao et al. ed., Japanese Civilization in the Modern World||National Museum of Ethnology|
|1983||"NSA and non-Japanese members in California"||Keiichi Yanagawa ed. Japanese Religions in California||University of Tokyo, Department of Religious Studies|
Constructing the online version of Encyclopedia of Shinto
New version of EOS
Presentations at International Conferences
2017 September, EAJS2017 at Lisbon University
"Raising the Global Profile of Japanese Studies of Shinto and Japanese Culture"
2017 July, SISR, University of Lausanne
"The Specific and Universal Aspects of Religious Culture Education"
2015 IAHR, University of Erfurt
"Religious Culture Education Seen From Global Perspectives"
2013 September, Harvard Univeristy, Japan Institute
"Japanese new and traditional religions in the information and globalization age: A consideration of various changes experienced since the mid-1970s"
2012 April, University of Southern California, international symposium, "Religion in the Public Square: Japan and the U.S."
"Media and New Religious Movements in Japan"
2007 November, International symposium at Australia national university, "Religious Innovation in East Asia"
"Religious Innovation in Modern Japan: From the Meiji Restoration until the Present"
2005 March, IAHR at Tokyo
"How are the Concepts of 'New Religion' and 'NRM' Related?"
1999 July, SISR, University of Leuven, prenary session
"From Religious Conformity to Innovation; New Ideas of Religious Journey and Holy Places"