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2017.11.29

Nature最新号にインタビュー記事(”Careers”)が載りました。

9 NOVEMBER 2017 | VOL 551 | NATURE | 262

NjobsRituals

About half of the services are religious in nature, and those are about evenly split between Buddhist and Shinto rites, says Naoki Morishita, an ethics professor at Hamamatsu University School of Medicine in Japan, who has studied the ritual services. He says that they are deeply rooted in Japanese cultural and spiritual beliefs. “Communication with the soul of the dead is at the heart of it,” he says. “Japanese researchers participate to express feelings of gratitude and appreciation. They do not feel calm without it. In that sense, the memorial service is important for them.”

Kendall Powell is a freelance writer in Boulder, Colorado.

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