Social Sciences and Media Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara, Isla Vista, CA 93117
Religious Movements in Modern Japan:
From the Emergence of New Religions in the Meiji Period to the Aum Cult Controversy
DR. YOSHIHIDE SAKURAI
Dr. Yoshihide Sakurai is Professor of Sociology at the Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University, in Sapporo, Japan. He obtained his Ph.D in Development Studies of Thailand at Hokkaido University and published the book Regional Development in Northeast Thailand and the Formation of Civil Society (Khon Kaen University Press, 2003). He has also published many books on contemporary religions in Japan.
His articles in English are included in the Hokkaido University Collection of Academic Papers: http://eprints.lib.hokudai.ac.jp/dspace/index.jsp?locale=en