Michiaki Okuyama

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Michiaki Okuyama
Nanzan University
Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture
Job title


Specializing in religious studies and sociology of religion, focusing on religious history in modern Japan.

Academic & Professional Experience

Jun 2015
Summer Course Instructor, Hartford Seminary
Apr 2012
Mar 2016
Director, Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture
Apr 2007
Professor, Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, Nanzan University
Apr 1998
Mar 2007
Associate Professor, Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, Nanzan University
Sep 1997
Mar 1998
Visiting Research Fellow, Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

Awards & Honors

The 9th Nakamura Hajime Award, Hoshaku Institute for Comparative Religion and Culture

Books etc

Roof Wade Clark (EDT)/ Juergensmeyer Mark (EDT)/ Hammond Phillip E. (EDT)
Sage Pubns   Oct 2011   ISBN:0761927298
Routledge   Dec 2010   ISBN:0415800560
State Univ of New York Pr   Apr 2007   ISBN:0791470873

Published Papers

Michiaki Okuyama
Numen   66(2-3) 163-184   Apr 2019   [Refereed][Invited]
This article reflects on the meaning of recent arguments concerning “State Shinto” in the contemporary Japanese right-wing and conservative social context. Shimazono Susumu’s recent analyses of State Shinto in postwar Japan have stimulated discuss...
Recent Research on "State Shinto"
Michiaki Okuyama
(42) 8-23   May 2018
Religious Dimensions of the Japanese Imperial System in the Contemporary Social Situations
Michiaki Okuyama
Journal of the Nanzan Academic Society Humanities and Natural Sciences   (13) 1-21   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
Michiaki Okuyama
Religious Studies in Japan   1 61-77   Apr 2012   [Refereed]
Michiaki Okuyama
Religion Compass   3(1) 58-71   Jan 2009   [Refereed]


奥山 倫明
Academia Humanities, social sciences   (91) 27-71   Jun 2010
奥山 倫明
Academia Humanities, social sciences   (90) 472-432   Jan 2010
奥山 倫明
Academia Humanities, social sciences   (88) 47-60   Jan 2009
奥山 倫明
Academia Humanities, social sciences   (86) 1-13   Jan 2008

Committee Memberships

Jan 2012
Japanese Association for Religious Studies  Editorial board member, Religious Studies in Japan


Sep 2015   Seminar
Invited to Lunch Seminar on Japanese Economy and Society, "Rethinking Religious Nationalism in Contemporary Japan," 30 September 2015, French Research Institute on Japan, Maison Franco-Japonaise
Invited to "Economic/Social Exclusion and Collective Action: Europe and Asia Compared," University of Limerick, Ireland, 16–17 September 2010.
Invited to “Development between the Traditional and the Modern: The Egyptian and the Japanese Experience,” Cairo University, 12 October 2008
Invited to "Understanding Conflicts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives," organized by the University of Aarhus, Denmark, 19-22 August 2008
Invited to Talks on the Hill, "The Future of the Dialogue of Cultures and Civilisations," organized by Asia-Europe Foundation (Singapore), in partnership with Initiatives for International Dialogue, 19-21 April 2009, Davao City, the Philippines