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Becoming One: Religion, Development, and Environmentalism in a Japanese NGO in Myanmar

Studies how Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA) investigate moral imaginations to create a better world as one of the oldest and most prominent Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) of Japan in Myanmar. Explores a history of nonreligious, the politics of “Shinto” environmentalism, and a universal furusato. Describes the muddy labor of making persons in the communal lifestyle of the training centers. Combines insights from anthropology, development studies, and religious studies to the understanding of modern Japan.