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shinto is the japanese national religion, and because it is closely associated with the Japanese value system, it is better assessed in terms of the social behavior and personal motivation of the Japanese people than in terms of formal beliefs or codified doctrine. Ancient religious practices, concepts of patriotism, and social attitudes that have been established by long historical precedent are all equated with the term Shinto.


Confucian Ethic Faith Healing Folk Religion Ancestor Worship Buddhist Temple 
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  1. 1.Victoria CollegeUniversity of TorontoCanada

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