Komeito's 50 years of losing its religion

National / Politics | ANALYSIS Nov 20, 2014

Komeito's 50 years of losing its religion

by Mizuho Aoki

Back in 1964, when the lay Buddhist organization Soka Gakkai founded Komeito, many people looked on warily: They believed it violated the Constitution's separation of religion and politics. But in the week Komeito marked its 50th anniversary, observers say the party has successfully diluted its ...