Author Archives: Kristen Gaffney

Yasukuni Shrine a Place of Peace or Controversy

The shrine was founded in 1869 and has stayed in its same location at the request of the Emperor of this time. “From early on, Yasukuni had a close connection with the imperial family” (334). For the shrine to be … Continue reading Continue reading

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Will Shinto and Buddhism ever be equal?

Religion is Japan has always been very socially centered from local ideals to more imperialistic views on what religions should and should not be. Buddhism was used in the 6th century by the emperor as a means of applying laws … Continue reading Continue reading

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