The Soka Gakkai and Human Security

Daniel A. Métraux

in Religion and Human Security

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199827732
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950553 | DOI:
The Soka Gakkai and Human Security

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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

Chapter.  8640 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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