Number of Religious Juridical Persons

(As of December 31, 2019)

Jurisdiction Religion Comprehensive religious juridical persons Single religious juridical persons Individual religious juridical persons Subtotal Total
Affiliated religious juridical persons
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 123 22 1 66 89 212
Buddhism 156 175 4 142 321 477
Christianity 65 42 1 219 262 327
Others 26 31 62 93 119
Total 370 270 0 6 489 765 1,135
Prefectural governors Shinto 6 82,215 139 112 1,991 84,457 84,463
Buddhism 11 73,784 65 170 2,630 76,649 76,660
Christianity 7 2,757 30 25 1,648 4,460 4,467
Others 1 13,711 8 383 14,102 14,103
Total 25 172,467 234 315 6,652 179,668 179,693
Total 395 172,737 234 321 7,141 180,433 180,828

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.