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  • Japanese Millennials seeking spirituality
  • Japanese Millennials seeking spirituality
    Agustin Rafael Reyes ©

Japanese Millennials seeking spirituality

Following the new religion movements in Japan from the 1960s to the 1980s that reinterpreted Shinto and Buddhism for a modern era, Millennials are now looking back to their spiritual roots. Young men and women are drawing inspiration from Japan’s ancient spiritual heritage.



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