Shukyo Hojin Ho
   Religious Juridical Persons Law. A statute of 1951 drafted by the Occupation administration (SCAP) which enabled all religious groups including Shinto shrines and sects to obtain corporate legal status as 'Religious Juridical Persons' (shukyo hojin). Various minor revisions have taken place since. The law was intended to overcome the inherited restrictions on religious freedom of the Meiji Constitution of 1889 and other legislation culminating in the repressive Shukyo dantai ho of 1939/1940. It replaced the temporary postwar Religious Corporations Ordinance of 1946. Because Shinto had been redefined as a religion in the Shinto Directive the Law applied to Shinto as well as all other religions.

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  • Shukyo Dantai Ho —    The Religious Organizations Law, enacted on April 8 1939 after a series of failed attempts in 1899, 1927 and 1929. It was designed to protect the imperial system from criticism by religious organizations. The main sponsor was Yamagata, Aritomo …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

  • Shukyo hojin —     Religious Juridical Person . The term now used to register a religion as a legal entity, following the 1951 Religious Juridical Persons Law (shukyo hojin ho) first introduced by SCAP to replace the repressive Religious Organizations Law. A… …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

  • Constitution of Japan —    The current Japanese Constitution (in Japanese nihonkoku kempo) was drafted by the largely American occupation administration (SCAP) and promulgated in May 1947. It has several Articles which refer to religion. Article 14 prohibits… …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

  • Religious Juridical Persons Law —    See Shukyo Hojin Ho …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

  • Shinto Directive —    The Shinto Directive (in Japanese translation shinto shirei) was a short document produced, under the direction of the American William K.Bunce, by the Religions Division of the Civil Information and Education Section, Supreme Commander of… …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

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