The Puzzle of Prayer in Modern, Secular Japan

Tidying guru Marie Kondo has become even more famous since the start of her Netflix series.

Some people see connections between religion and her healthy attitude towards material goods.

What does her approach tell us about Japanese faiths like Zen and Shinto? Are they superstitions which lack much theology?

Or is there something inspirational about the way religion and culture are intertwined in Japan?

Read more in this week’s Japan Story blog

Japan Story’s blog is written by former BBC Tokyo Correspondent Duncan Bartlett. Each week he analyses how Japan’s story is being told to the world through the international media.