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The Resource To dream of dreams : religious freedom and constitutional politics in postwar Japan, David M. O'Brien with Yasuo Ohkoshi

To dream of dreams : religious freedom and constitutional politics in postwar Japan, David M. O'Brien with Yasuo Ohkoshi

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To dream of dreams : religious freedom and constitutional politics in postwar Japan
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To dream of dreams
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religious freedom and constitutional politics in postwar Japan
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David M. O'Brien with Yasuo Ohkoshi
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eng
Summary
Prior to World War II, State Shinto, which was centered on the worship of the emperor and Yasukuni Shrine's cult of war dead, was established in support of the government and militarism. Since the end of the Occupation, Japanese conservatives have sought to restore State Shinto's institutions even as expanded military budgets have placed Japan among the top five countries in defense spending. This timely book focuses on the struggles against government attempts to revive "the emperor system" and Japan's prewar military presence. Organized around case studies and based on extensive interviews, it treats the operations of the Japanese court system thoroughly and uncovers important cases regarding religious liberty that remain little know even among specialists on modern Japanese history and society. It shows that litigation has been brought by pacifists, liberals, and others fiercely opposed to renewed militarism and to governmental support for the symbolism and institutions of State Shinto. Finally, it reveals how religious minorities have sought the enforcement of provisions for the free exercise of religion. Throughout, the author offers important information on the composition of courts involved and the attitudes of specific judges and provides translated texts of significant judicial decisions, in the process dispelling the stereotype of the Japanese as "reluctant litigants." In addition he provides a rich historical context by introducing U.S. cases showing the history of judicial interpretation of relations between religion and state
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non fiction
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To dream of dreams : religious freedom and constitutional politics in postwar Japan, David M. O'Brien with Yasuo Ohkoshi
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To dream of dreams : religious freedom and constitutional politics in postwar Japan, David M. O'Brien with Yasuo Ohkoshi
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt6wqgn0
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-257) and indexes
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
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Contents
The nail that sticks up -- Paradoxes of (dis)establishment -- Manipulating law's social reality -- Past remembering -- Enshrinements for tomorrowland -- Cool minds, warm hearts
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1 online resource (xvi, 271 pages)
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online
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9780585326061
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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