The Yamaguchis' Story (1988)

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Traces what happens to the marriage of a workaholic, conformist Tokyo businessman when his wife joins Shinnyuen, an evangelistic Buddhist sect and becomes a "born-again Buddhist". Considers how this and similar new sects are answering the spiritual needs of Japanese people who have suffered the flip-side of the country's economic miracle.

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