The German Institute for Japanese Studies in Tokyo and the Tokyo Bureau of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation cordially invite you to three lectures. A comparative perspective will be applied to analyze religious parties in present day Japan, Germany and Switzerland and to evaluate the parties’ significance within each of the national political systems. Next to introducing the relevant religious groups the focus of each lecture will also be on important religious references and contents in political programs as well as on other political areas that are given religious significance.
The comparative perspective is not only of interest to the academic community dealing with the broad field of religion and politics, but also of practical political relevance. The findings of each presenter help to compare how religious actors in these three industrialized nations translate religious beliefs into political concepts, concrete political preferences and demands, as well as into political action.
Switzerland: Dorothée de Nève, PhD (FernUniversität in Hagen)
Germany: Inga Beinke, M.A. (Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg)
Japan: Axel Klein, PhD (German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo)
Yuki Abe, PhD (German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo)