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Dialogue and Universalism

Volume 22, Issue 2, 2012

Civilization and Religion

Hisanori Kato
Pages 103-113

The Potential of Japanese Civilisation
Its Religious Characteristics and Contributions to the World

Although modern civilization has brought about great technical achievement, mankind face various problems today. It seems that humans are endlessly pursuing economic development, and they often neglect the preservation of the environment. Japan is not free from this world-wide problem. However, Japanese civilization would be able to offer an important paradigm for the future course of mankind. In particular, animism and tolerance towards religious differences seem to be vital elements for the betterment of this world.

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