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Astronism in Japan refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in Japan. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Japan, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Japan oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Japan is split into forty-seven prefectures and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Tokyo.
This national branch of the Astronist Institution manages the official representation and depiction of Astronism throughout this territory, including efforts to protect the identity of the philosophy with the intention of further disseminating it throughout the territory.
It is the Institution alone that is granted the status of proprietor to the philosophy in this territory as any other organisations or institutions proclaiming such a role are deemed as unauthorised proprietors and are therefore considered as part of the anti-Institutionist movement.
Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in Japan including:
- Astro-Japanese philosophy
- Astro-Japanese religion
- Astro-Japanese spirituality
- Japanese astroncy
- Japanese Astronism
- Japanese astronomical religion
- Japanese Cosmism
- Japanese space religion
History of Astronism in Japan
Astronism is not recognised as a religion in Japan and the Demographics of Astronism report that is published annually by the Astronist Institution claimed there were 7,555 Japanese Astronists in late 2020.
The situation of Astronist religious freedom in Japan has been designated as apathetic by the 2020 Astronist Freedom report meaning that although Astronists are not recognised as a religious group, they are free to publicly profess their faith.
Astronist demographics in Japan
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