Japanese Religious Responses to COVID-19: A preliminary report
This article details the response of Shinto, Buddhism, and New Religious Movements, such as the Happy Science Religion, and their response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan. The article discusses issues such as ritual, media, historical contexts, stigmas around New Religious Movements, and the government response to COVID-19. The article features many lay followers and clergy, including an interview with Reverend Asahikawa, priest of a Shingon temple in Wakayama prefecture.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
McLaughlin, Levi and The Asia-Pacific Journal, "Japanese Religious Responses to COVID-19: A preliminary report" (2020). Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Health. 30.