Since 1993, meetings have been held periodically at the Nanzan Institute for local scholars in the Aichi area to exchange ideas and research results.
   Beginning in 2016, the meetings have been organized as “Salons,” typically with two presentations and extended discussions.

  1. July 13, 2018

    Matthew McMullen ”Even Kōbō Daishi Makes Theoretical Mistakes: Critical Responses to Kūkai’s Esoteric Buddhism”

  2. July 13, 2018

    Tim Graf ”Contemporary Japanese Spirituality and the Justification of ‘Popular Religion’”

  3. July 13, 2018

    Fukahori Ayaka ”Music Employed by 16th-Century Jesuit Missionaries”

  4. December 1, 2017

    Kikuya Ryūta "The Study of Manuscripts in Tibet and India"

  5. December 1, 2017

    Andō Wataru "The Question of Religious Revolts"

  6. October 6, 2017

    Yokoi Momoko "Religion and its Defining Attributes of Cultural Activity”

  7. October 6, 2017

    Hong Yi-Pyo "What is the Japanese ‘Mainland’? Comparing Awareness among Japanese and Korean Christians"

  8. May 26, 2017

    Fukaya Masashi "Popular Scribblings on Temple Walls from Ancient Egypt"

  9. May 26, 2017

    Kiuchi Shō The View of the Nation in the Faith of James II and James VII: Reevaluating the Influence of Catholicism in the Jacobite Movement"

  10. July 11, 2018

    Miyasaka Kiyoshi "Buddhist Nationalism in Ladakh, India”

  11. January 1, 1970

    Kurita Hidehiko "Modern Ideas of Moral Cultivation and Political Movements: The Gap between Self-Reformation and Social Reformation"

  12. October 14, 2016

    Minesaki Hiroko "The Impact of Modernity on Islam: The Example of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community"

  13. October 14, 2016

    Kitta Naoki "Radical Orthodoxy: Post-Modernism and Conservatism in Anglo-Catholicism"

  14. July 24, 2016

    Saitō Takashi "The Three Oiwas: Versions of Yotsuya Horror Stories"

  15. July 24, 2016

    Hioki Naoko, "Deconstructing Maria Kannon"

  16. September 26, 2014

    Muramatsu Susumu, Murayama Yumi, Nagaoka Takashi Panel Discussion on Muramatsu Susumu's Topology of Modern Japanese Intellectual History

  17. November 28, 2013

    Fujino Yohei, Nagasawa Shiho, Nagaoka Takashi Panel Discussion on Hujino Yohei's The Anthropology of Taiwanese Popular Chiristianity

  18. February 26, 2010

    Date Kiyonobu, Fujita Hisashi, Maruoka Takahiro, Awazu Kenta Panel discussion on Marcel Gauchet's La religion dans la démocratie: Parcours de la laïcité.

  19. September 25, 2009

    Awazu Kenta Collecting Remains in Okinawa: Histories and Narratives.

  20. January 25, 2008

    Yasumaru Yoshio, Katsurajima Nobuhiro, Ōtani Eiichi Panel discussion on Yasumaru Yoshio'sThe Experience of Being Civilized.

  21. March 29, 2007

    Kawanami Hiroko Women in Buddhism: Understanding the Struggle.

  22. December 15, 2006

    Alena Govorounova Exploring Controversies in Christian vs. Buddhist Approaches to Bioethics: Is a Transreligious Framework for Reintegration of Science and Spirituality Possible?

  23. December 7, 2006

    Okuda Masahiko, Hayashi Makoto, Kawakami Tsuneo, Ōtani Eiichi Panel discussion on James Ketelaar's Of Heretics and Martyrs in Meiji Japan

  24. June 9, 2006

    Hayashi Makoto, Ōtani Eiichi, Endō Jun, Kiba Akeshi Panel discussion on Hayashi Makoto's The Way of Ying-Yang.

  25. July 7, 2005

    Sueki Fumihiko, Yamaguchi Aki, Ōtani Eiichi, Hayashi Makoto Panel discussion on Sueki Fumihiko's Meiji Intellectuals, and Modern Japan and Buddhism.

  26. July 15, 2004

    Barbara Ambros Viewing 'Opening the Gates to Heaven'.

  27. March 23, 2004

    Rossa O'Muireartaigh The Problem of Reification in D. T. Suzuki's Translation of Zen.

  28. October 3, 2003

    Madoka Assemat Michiyo The Secret Teaching ‘un’ in the I-ro-ha Poem and Kūkai’s ‘gyatei’: Intuition and Methodology for the Science of Life and Death.

  29. July 18, 2003

    Nagatani Chiyoko Religion as Daily Practice: Guan Gong Worship among the Dehong Dai of China.

  30. June 27, 2003

    Kashimura Aiko A Sociological Analysis of 'Reality Programs'.

  31. November 8, 2002

    Yamaguchi Aki The Dawn of Religious Studies in Modern Japan and the Missionaries: Unitarianism and the Intellectuals of the Meiji Enlightenment.

  32. June 7, 2002

    Hori Masahiko One Hundred Years of The Varities of Religious Experience: Who read it, why it was read and why it was not.

  33. December 27, 2001

    Shimazono Susumu, Itō Masayuki, Okuyama Michiaki, Hayashi Makoto Panel discussion on Shimazono Susumu's New New Religions and Postmodernity.

  34. October 26, 2001

    Itō Masayuki The Global and Local Dimensions of the New Spiritual Culture: A Study of the Rajneesh Movement

  35. June 8, 2001

    Hirashima Misa Under the Minaret and the Cross: Christianity in Malaysia and Ethnic Identity

  36. September 29, 2000

    Ishida Fumiaki Religion of Salvation and Psychotherapy: Thoughts on the Ajātasatru Complex

  37. June 2, 2000

    Yoshida Kazuhiko An Attempt at a New Portrait of Rennyo Based on the Historical Evidence in the Comments Inscribed on the Back of Buddhist Images

  38. March 3, 2000

    Kondō Mitsuhiro The Assasination of the 'Mahatma" and The Medicalization of Complex Psychological Movements: The Case of Byakkō Shinkōkai

  39. November 4, 1999

    Kumata Kazuo The Medicalization of Complex Psychological Movements: The Case of Byakkō Shinkōkai

  40. July 16, 1999

    Paul L. Swanson Bodhidharma's Wall-Gazing" and Sanskrit-Chinese Binomes

  41. April 23, 1999

    Paula Arai Sōtō Zen Rituals of Healing: Women's Experiences

  42. June 6, 1997

    Oda Yasuko The Significance of the Community and the Philosophy of Religion

  43. October 17, 1996

    Kurokawa Kazufumi The History and Thought of the Russian Orthodox Church

  44. June 28, 1996

    Hisamatsu Eiji Quietude in the Orthodox Tradition.

  45. February 24, 1995

    Kawata Minoru Yanagita Kunio and the Form of Japanese Religious Consciousness.

  46. November 25, 1994

    Okuyama Michiaki Historical Conditioning and Religious Creativity: Eliade's Treatment of Australian Religions.

  47. June 17, 1994

    Yusa Michiko Nishida Kitarō: Philosophy of Pure Experience

  48. February 2, 1994

    Robert Kisala The Idea of Peace in the New Religions.

  49. October 15, 1993

    Onodera Gõ The Sansu River

  50. June 24, 1993

    Kawahashi Noriko Religion and Gender