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Religion and Human SecurityA Global Perspective$
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James K. Wellman and Clark Lombardi

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199827732

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827732.001.0001

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The Soka Gakkai and Human Security

The Soka Gakkai and Human Security

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(p.265) 15 The Soka Gakkai and Human Security
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Religion and Human Security
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Daniel A. Métraux

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827732.003.0015

This chapter focuses on the impact of the Soka Gakkai Buddhist denomination in Japan. It examines Soka Gakkai's depiction of the problems facing not only Japan but humankind as a whole as well as its proposals for their resolution. Soka Gakkai's goal is the creation of a harmonious and prosperous Japan that will lead the way to a more peaceful world and a resolution of such challenges as global warming. The chapter analyzes how Soka Gakkai and Komeito used the party's position as a vital coalition partner with the ruling conservative Liberal Democratic Party to forestall attempts by the government to revise Japan's 1947 “peace” constitution.

Keywords:   Buddhists, Komeito, liberal democratic party, peace constitution, Soka Gakkai

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