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    Up until the 1945 Shinto was the state religion of Japan. That tells you a lot about how widely practiced Shinto is, especially in Japan, where it began. The start of the religion cannot be pin-pointed as many sources say its roots date back to prehistoric times. Today there are three million people around the world that practice it. The name Shinto came about when Buddhism became more widely practiced in Japan as a way to distinguish the old Japanese traditions from Buddhism. It is written with

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    Emerson, while endorsing a similar type of philosophy of nature, seems more stringent in his ideas of nature and less stringent in his actual communion with nature. Of course, this could be false. It might be his writing style and authoritative tone that seem to preach more than practice. Emerson gives few personal examples, so readers really don't know if he lives in the way that he suggests readers or listeners live. Emerson seems to focus a great deal on the ties between nature and the spirit

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    Communication creates abilities to speak to others. Many different languages that help determine the many aspects within a culture such as ethnicity, religious beliefs, and shared values. Today, having the ability to understand culture can create bonds between cultures. This allows many different ethnicities and races around the world to communicate with one another. The purpose of this paper is show how languages influence a culture, the uniqueness of the Japanese culture, different idioms of the

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    Shinto Beliefs

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    When you think of western religions people tend to get an idea of wars, and fighting between all of the different religions. In the west it seems, every religion seems to be self contained and totally separated from every other religion.In order to be religious one usually has to choose which religion to follow and then sometimes choose which sect of that religion to follow. For instance if you choose to be a christian and go to church you have to decide which sect of christianity to follow based

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