The ISSA Workshops are meetings at which various aspects of Shinto are studied from a global perspective based on religious toleration.

Previous Workshops

  • International Workshop “Symbolic languages in Shinto Tradition” (October 9-10, 2006)
  • Round Table Discussion “Towards a Globalization of Shinto Studies…” (November 11, 2000)
  • Round Table Discussion “Information Exchange on Shinto Studies in the Pacific Rim Region” (June 7, 1998)

Shinto Colloquium

  • A Shinto Colloquium in English on “Mutually Exclusive, either-or Values versus Mutually Permeable, both-and Values With a brief commentary on ‘Henotheism’ as opposed to ‘Monotheism’ and ‘Polytheism'” in Tokyo. (October 28, 2004)
  • A Shinto Colloquium in English on “Yasukuni – behind the chrysanthemum curtain” in Tokyo. (March 15, 2004)

Academic Sessions for Researchers

  • The 3rd Academic Session of reearchers (September 19, 20, 2010)
  • The 2nd Academic Session of SKG trustees and researchers (November 17, 2007)
  • The 1st Academic Session of SKG trustees and researchers (November 12, 2005)


  • The 15th Anniversary Symposium “Address the world envirment from Shinto point view” (October 17, 2009)
  • “The 3rd World Water Forum” in Kyoto. (March 13, 2003)
  • The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in Lisbon (Portugal) (April, 2001)
  • Group Study Ashikabi “The Emperor Showa in Russian scholar’s point of view” (March 8, 2002)
  • Group Study Ashikabi “How Japanese culture has been studied in Russia?” (March 10, 2000)
  • Group Study Ashikabi “Saio, divine princesses, in Ise” (June 22, 2000)
  • Noh performance in China (August 3, 1999)

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