A little investigation of Happy Science
July 24, 2009 11:40 AM   Subscribe

A little investigation of Happy Science
Surprising news came out of Japan yesterday: the political party fielding the most candidates for this fall's election is not one of the two major parties, but a newcomer called the "Happiness Realization Party". This party is a front group organized and administered by a new religion called Happy Science, which is venturing into politics for the first time. As of yet nobody has provided a detailed explanation of Happy Science in English.

I have a personal familiarity with this group so I've written up an introduction. This article will be the first in the series of four about Happy Science and the Happiness Realization Party-- but only if people actually care about this subject. Otherwise I will move on to other topics!
posted by shii (3 comments total)
This project was posted to MetaFilter by filthy light thief on July 28, 2009: Happy Science, and the Potential Joining of Church and State in Japan

"Sean: If you stick around, I’m going to post about their platform next, which is the political equivalent of turning your speakers up to 11."

posted by memebake at 12:08 AM on July 26, 2009

I'm getting their pamphlets in my letter box and quite frankly all the airbrushing on them is terrifying!
posted by gomichild at 7:32 AM on July 26, 2009

Hell yes there are those that care. Great post, please do more!
posted by jtron at 5:36 PM on July 28, 2009

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