The Contemporary Papers on Japanese Religion website is a collection of studies by Japanese academics on various aspects of religion in Japan, translated into English by Norman Havens and made available here online. The papers were originally published in the late 1980s and 1990s by the Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics, Kokugakuin University. Topics include: festivals (matsuri) and rites; new religions; folk beliefs (including shamanism); and kami (deities). The site also provides brief profiles of the Japanese authors, with links to their universities. Full print versions of the papers can be obtained by contacting the Institute via the website.