Kato Masato

Masato Kato is currently affiliated with the Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions, SOAS University of London, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. His research interest includes Japanese new religions, Japanese religions’ overseas expansion, religions in contemporary Japan, and the construction of conceptual boundaries between religion, non-religion, and other contiguous categories in the Japanese context. His article, “Legitimating a Religion through Culture: Revisiting Peter Clarke’s Discussion on the Globalisation of Japanese New Religions” is forthcoming in Journal of Contemporary Religion.