Importance of Religion and Customs in Japanese Society

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Fozia Soomro


Religion has played a prominent role in Japan. Religious life in Japan is rich and varied thanks to a long history of interaction among a number of religious traditions. In addition to a number of organized religions, there are many religious beliefs and practices outside organized religion. Most of the individual features of Japanese religion are not unique, since they have counterparts in other traditions; rather the distinctiveness of Japanese religion lies in the total pattern of interacting traditions.

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