Prayer in schools: Japan vs. U.S.A. | Special Guest: Shino Yokotsuka


January 30th, 2020

43 mins

Season 2

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Shino Yokotsuka, a Tokyo native and a PhD student in Boston, joins Matt and John to compare school prayer practices in United States and Japan.

  • Did you know Japanese school children must dye their hair black if their hair isn't naturally black?
  • Can western-style religious freedom be exported verbatim into collective cultures?
  • Whose deity is referred to by "under God" in the U.S.A.'s Pledge of Allegiance?
  • Also, is it really religious freedom if you must bow to an emperor?
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