There’s no doubt that Shinto was used by the government during the war. But is there a religion that has not been used as a reason for fighting? Shrines in themselves are not aggressive.
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Katsuji Iwahashi, public relations chief at the Association of Shinto Shrines in Tokyo. For some people, Shinto is still associated with past nationalism, even though the U.S. and its allies removed its status as the national religion at the end of the war. (Bloomberg) Read