- The 2004 Meeting of the Japan Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies
The twenty-third annual meeting of the Japan Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies was held at the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture in Nagoya 20–22 July 2004 on the theme "The Thought of Ueda Shizuteru." Prof. Ueda presented an overview of his life work and engaged in extended discussion with the more than fifty members in attendance. In addition, papers were presented by Yagi Seiichi ("A Semiotics of Basho Theory: A Reply to Critics on the Application of the Semiotics"), Matsuoka Yukako ("A Buddhist Christian Perspective on 'Being in the Twofold World of Basho'"), and Hashimoto Hiroaki ("The Possibility of Interreligious Dialogue in Tauler in the Light of the Acceptance of Eckhart in Japan"). The proceedings of the conference are being edited at the Nanzan Institute for publication in the 2005 issue of the Society's journal Tōzai shūkyō kenkyu (Religion East and West). Information on the Society and back issues of its proceedings are available online at <http://www.nanzan-u.ac.jp/SHUBUNKEN/activities/>.