Connecting People & Ideas to Advance Mutual Interests in U.S.-Asia Relations

U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Cohort III scholar Levi McLaughlin (North Carolina State University) is co-editor of the recently released Komeito:  Politics and Religion in Japan. The book includes a chapter by Dr. McLaughlin on “Electioneering as Religious Practice: A History of Sōka Gakkai’s Political Activities to 1970” as well as a chapter by another Cohort III scholar, Daniel Smith (Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University), on “Party Ideals and Practical Constraints in Kōmeitō Candidate Nominations.”