Number of Religious Juridical Persons

(As of December 31, 2013)

Jurisdiction Religion Category Total
Comprehensive religious juridical persons Single religious juridical persons
Affiliated religious juridical persons Individual religious juridical persons Subtotal
Comprehensive religious juridical persons under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Comprehensive religious juridical persons under the jurisdiction of a prefectural governor Comprehensive religious juridical persons under the comprehensive religious organization (not juridical person)
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Shinto 124 22 1 71 94 218
Buddhism 157 164 4 129 297 454
Christianity 64 41 2 213 256 320
Others 29 27 52 79 108
Total 374 254 0 7 465 726 1,100
Prefectural governors Shinto 6 82,635 139 112 1,976 84,862 84,868
Buddhism 11 74,217 65 165 2,560 77,007 77,018
Christianity 7 2,738 28 38 1,562 4,366 4,373
Others 1 14,068 2 8 372 14,450 14,451
Total 25 173,658 234 323 6,470 180,685 180,710
Total 399 173,912 234 330 6,935 181,411 181,810

In principle, the authority responsible for religious juridical persons is the prefectural governor having jurisdiction over the location of its principal office.
In principle, the authority responsible for religious juridical persons is the prefectural governor having jurisdiction over the location of its principal office.
When a religious juridical person opens or closes a precinct building in another prefecture, the competent authority changes.