Date:       Monday 18th January 2016, 7.30pm
Venue:    the back room of the Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8JG

Shinto and Buddhism are Japan’s two major religions. Shinto is as old as the Japanese culture, while Buddhism was imported from the mainland in the 6th century. Since then, the two religions have been co-existing relatively harmoniously and have even complemented each other to a certain degree. To what extent have the Japanese undergone a secularization process similar to Europe? HERHG executive committee member Fred Brigham began the 2016 programme of talks with a discussion of the religions of Japan.