Kento Yamamoto

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Kitakyushu*Profile is at the time of the award.

2023Inamori Research GrantsHumanities & Sociology

Research topics
Constitutional studies on the right of exit from religious organizations
The aim of this study is to clarify how the right of exit from a religious group can be constituted under the Constitution of Japan.
This study will suppose a specific situation where the freedom of religious conversion, which is guaranteed under the freedom of religion, becomes practically limited. This study will first conduct a basic theoretical study of the right of exit. This study will then examine (1) whether the Constitution of Japan guarantees a substantive right of exit and (2) the extent to which it is permissible for the government to provide support for exit in order to materialize the right of exit. This study will also explore the possibility of further developing the right of exit.


Thank you for funding this study. I believe that this is an important issue both theoretically and practically. However, since it involves sensitive content, I hope to approach it with careful consideration.

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