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Ryukoku University
Faculty of Letters,Department of Shin Buddhism
Job title
Master of Literature
Other affiliation
Ryukoku University

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2010
Professor, Faculty of Letters, Department of Shin Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University
Apr 2003
Mar 2010
Professor, Faculty of Law, Ryukoku University
Apr 2000
Mar 2003
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Ryukoku Univerisity
Apr 1996
Mar 2000
Associate Professor, Faculty of Letters, Ryukoku University
Apr 1990
Mar 1998
Lecturer, Kyoto Women University


Sep 1998
Sep 1999
Visting Scholar, The Instituite of Buddhist Studies,, University of California Berkeley,
Apr 1983
Mar 1986
Department of Shin Buddhist Studies, Graduate School, Division of Letters, Doctor Course, Ryukoku University
Apr 1981
Mar 1983
Department of Shin Buddhist Studies, Graduate School, Division of Letters, Master Course, Ryukoku University
Apr 1977
Mar 1981
School of Buddhism, Faculty of Letters, Ryukoku University

Committee Memberships

Feb 2019
Japan Medical Association  The 16th Japan Medical Association Conference on Bioethics
Jun 2016
Mar 2018
Japan Medical Association  The 15th Japan Medical Association Conference on Bioethics
Jun 2010
Mar 2014
Japan Medical Association  The 12th-13th Japan Medical Association Conference on Bioethics
Jun 2002
Mar 2008
Japan Medical Association  The 8th-10th Japan Medical Association Coference on Bioethics
Apr 1986
Jyodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha, The Special Commitee of Vihara movement in Jyodoshinsyu

Awards & Honors

Nov 2013
Japan Medical Association Award of Excellence, Japan Medical Association
Jun 1994
1994 Academic award of Shinshu Rengo Gakkai, "Shinran's reflections on Death and Dying"

Published Papers

The Journal of The Japan Medical Association   148(1) 63-66   Apr 2019   [Refereed]
New Perspectives on Practical Buddist Studies: Learning from The Buddhist Ministry Iniciative at Harvard Divinity School
Bulletin of Research Center For World Buddhist Cultures, Ryukoku University   (52) 99-122   Mar 2019   [Refereed]
Death and Spiritual Ease in Shinran: The Foundation of Mind and Heart
Naoki Nabeshima
Primary of Vihara   122-155   Mar 2018   [Refereed]


OHSAWA Hitotsugu, NABESHIMA Naoki,
The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Journal of Religious Activities In Japan   (123) 1-14   Mar 2019   [Refereed][Invited]
Give me to The Power to Live: Hisako Nakamura and “A Record in Lament of Divergences”
Bunka jiho 2019 New Year's Issues   6 68-69   Jan 2019   [Invited]
Chair Fumimaro Takaku, Partial Writing, "Religion and Medical Treatment, Interfaith Chaplain"Naoki Nabeshima
Japan Medical Association the 15th Bioethics Commitiee Report   1-33   Nov 2017   [Refereed]
Naoki Hanaoka, Naoki Nabeshima, Koyu Uchimoto, Naruki Yamamoto, Tokujo Matsunaga, Kenzaburo Ohshima
The Japanese journal of clinical research on death and dying   40(2) 369-369   Sep 2017

Books etc

Hisako Nakamura and the Tannishō: There is No Such Thing As a Hopeless Life
Hojyodo shuppan   Feb 2019   ISBN:9784892312052
The Gross National Happiness Policy of The Kingdom of Bhutan: Turning Buddhist Thought into Reality
NABESHIMA Naoki (Part:Joint Work)
Sep 2012   
Buddhism and Psychotherapy Across Cultures
Edited by Mark Ty Unno, Written by Naoki Nabeshima
Wisdom Publications, Inc. USA   2006   ISBN:0-86171-507-1
As both Buddhism and psychotherapy have grown and diversified in Asia, as well as in the West, so too has the literature dealing with their interaction. Today, Japan and the United States are the two largest psychotherapeutic cultures in the world...
Life Care : Terminal Care from Buddhist Perspective
Shion Sya   1993   
Chap. 11 Problems on Active Euthanasia and Death with Dignity from Buddhist Standpoint
The Development of Medical Treatment and Bioethics (Horitsu Bunkasha)   1994   
Vihara Movement: The Teamwork among Buddhist, Medical Treatment and Social Welfare
Hajime Nakamura, Naoki Nabehima etc. (Part:Joint Work)
Hongwanji Shuppan Sha   1993   
End of Life Care : Hospice and Buddhist Palliative Care
Nagata Bunshodo   1986   
Vihara Movement : Buddhism and Medicine and Social-welfare
Hongwanji Shuppansha   1993   
'Shinran's Approaches Towards Bereavement and Grief ; Transcendence and Care for the Pain of Separating from Loves Ones in Shinran's Thought'
CCSBS On-line Publication Series3. Institute of Buddhist Studies Press.Berkeley.   2001   
“Buddhism, History of Science and Religion.” Encyclopedia of Science and Religion. J. Wentzel Vrede van Huyssteen, ed. New York: Macmillan Reference, 2003
Encyclopedia of Science and Religion. J. Wentzel Vrede van Huyssteen, ed. New York: Macmillan Reference   2003   
"Iryo no jissen to seimeirinnri nitsuiteno houkoku (The Report of The Praxis of Medical Treatment and Bioethics"
Nihon ishikai seimeirinnri kondankai (The Japan Medical Association, The Bioethics Comittee), Available is World Website is <>   2004   
Ajase oh no sukui: ohshajo higeki no shinso (The Emancipation of King Ajatasatru: In the Depths of the Tragedy at Rajagrha Castle)
Hojodo shuppan   Jun 2004   ISBN:4894800098
The Emancipation of Evil Beings: Shinran’s Reflections on Human Nature
Institute of Buddhist Studies, CCSBS On-line Publication Series 4,Available from World Web Site is <>   2004   
"Eine buddhistische Perspektive auf die humangenetischeForschung: Biothik der Interdependenz"
Hans-Ludwig Schreiber, Henning Rosennau, Shinichi Ishizuka, Sangyon Kim(Hg.) Recht unt Ethik im Zeitalter der GentechnikVandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Gottingen, Germany   2004   ISBN:3525453132
Bukkyo seimeikan no nagare(The Development of Buddhist Life Perspectives)
Hozokan, Kyoto, Japan, Edited by Naoki Nabeshima, Miyuki Osakami and Mitsuya Dake   Oct 2006   ISBN:4-8318-2428-3
Shi to ai: Inochi eno fukai rikaiwo motomete(Death and Compassion: Quest for Deep Understanding of Life)
Hozokan, Kyoto, Japan, Edited by Naoki Nabeshima   Jan 2007   ISBN:978-4-8318-2430-1
Shinran no seimeikan: Engi no seimeirinrigaku(Shinran's Perspectives of Life: Bioethics of Interdependence
Hozokan, Kyoto, Japan   Jun 2007   ISBN:978-4-8318-2417-2
Bukkyo to seimeirinri no kakehashi(The Interfaith between Buddhism and Bioethics
Hozokan, Kyoto, Japan, Edited by Naoki Nabeshima, Yoshiyuki Inoue and Malcolm David Eckel   Jul 2008   ISBN:978-4-8318-2433-8
Kokoro no yamai to shukyosei: Fukai keicho(Mental Diseases and Religiousness: Deep Listening and Hearing
Hozokan, Kyoto, Japan, Edited by Naoki Nabeshima, Mark Ty Unno, Yasunobu Okada and Osamu Kuramitsu   Nov 2008   ISBN:978-4-8318-2434-9

Conference Activities & Talks

Case Studies on Interfaith Chaplain in Palliative Care and Death Education for Nurse [Invited]
The 23rd Annual Conference of The Japan Academy of Nursing Administration and Policies   24 Aug 2019   
The Aim and Role of Interfaith Chaplaincy Program: in Graduate School of Practical Shin Buddhist Studies
The 10th Annivarsary Symposium of Practical Shin Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University   30 May 2018   
Medical Ethics: Religion and Palliative Care [Invited]
Kyoto Medical Association Seminar   17 Feb 2018   
The Aim and Role of Interfatith Chaplaincy Program: Being with Grief [Invited]
Tendai Sect of Buddhism, Biddhist Monk Meditation Retreat Meeting   28 Aug 2017   
Religion and End of Life Care: Spiritual Ease in The End of Life [Invited]
Japan Medial Association, the 15th Bioethics Commitee   26 May 2017   


Research in Human Science through Buddhist Life Perspectives

Research Grants & Projects

A Research on The Philpophy and Practice of Religious Practice and Social Practice Based on Shinran's Pure Land Buddhism
Rokkaku Buddist Association: rokkaku-bukkyo-kai: Research Scholarship
Project Year: Nov 2018 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): NABESHIMA Naoki
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Project for Stratigic Research Base Formation Support in Private Universities
Project Year: Apr 2010 - Mar 2013    Investigator(s): NABESHIMA Naoki
Ministry of Education、Culture、Sports、Science and Technology: Private University Academic Advancement Promotion Project, Open Reseach Center Preparation Project
Project Year: Apr 2002 - Mar 2010    Investigator(s): NABESHIMA Naoki
Kaken Basic Research C: Japan Science Developing Society, Scientific Researches Promotion Services
Project Year: Apr 2006 - Mar 2007    Investigator(s): Naoki Nabeshima