日本カルト協会

English

What is The Japan Society for Cult Prevention and Recovery :JSCPR ?

JSCPR (JSCPR was changed) was established in Nov. 1995. When Japanese Police investigated AUM Shinrikyo forcibly in March 1995, we first realized necessity to study their abnormal behaviors of the Guru Shoko Asahara and incomprehensive lives of their believers. Their strange behaviors were explained with the general concept ‘mind control’. Also, we were very surprised that many ‘elites’ were included in the illegal performers for actualizing the Guru’s idea.

There are groups of which members conceal their true purpose of recruiting targets, of which members make the target’s mind become unstable, discard common sense and take any action in accordance with only the logic of the group. We call this kind of the groups destructive cult.

We must be against their such activities by cooperating with many kinds of people such as academic researchers ,counselors, journalists, jurist, churchman, cult member’s families and cult former members.

In the case of AUM, parents, who worried to their children who had become a member, organized ‘the parents group’. The group had been supported by some professional advisers such as exit counselors before JSCPR establishment. When the series of AUM crime appeared , they developed into the organization JSCPR for the purpose of their information exchange in November, 1995.

The purpose of this research council is to study cult activities, to exchange information of cult, to pursue more excellent techniques for exit counseling. As the result of their efforts, we do hope the anti-social behaviors will be eliminated in our society.

Office

Address: The Japan Society for Cult Prevention and Recovery
Taro Takimoto at Yamato Law office

Park road Yamato-building 5F 2-1-15
Chuoh, Yamato, Kanagawa 242-0021
Fax: 046-263-0375
Email: info[atmark]jscpr.org

BOARD of DIRECTORS

CHAIRMAN

Kimiaki Nishida Ph.D.(Psychologist)
Professor of Social Psychology, Department of Interpersonal and Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Rissho University

DIRECTORS

Takashi Uryu
Chief Priest of Gensho Temple (Higashi Honganji Shin Buddism)
Ex-member of Shinrankai Buddhist sect.

Kenji Kawashima Ph.D. (Science of Religion)
President, Keisen University
Pastor (the United Church of Christ in Japan)

Taido Kusuyama
the Master Priest, Daimyo Temple (Nichiren Shu)

Yoshihide Sakurai Ph, D. (Sociologist)
Professor, Sociology, Hokkaido University

Shoichi Suzuki,
Program of Research and Studies on Religious Issues, Tenrikyo

Rin Sugihara
Certified Clinical Psychologist

Itaru Takesako
Pastor, Shirakawa Church (the United Church of Christ in Japan)
Ex-member of the Unification Church

Shouichi Tanahara
Priest, Korin Temple (Buddhist organization, Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha)

Asako Ban
Certified Mental Health Welfare Professional
Ex-member of the Watch Tower

Manabu Hirano
Certified Clinical Psychologist, Keio University Standing Director, Japanese Society of Certified Psychologists Director, the Association of Japanese Clinical Psychology

Takashi Yamaguchi (Administrative Director)
Lawyer, Link Law Office
Member, National Network of Lawyers against Spiritual Sales

Yukari Yamamoto
Conference Interpreter/Translator (English/Japanese)
Representative of a self-help group for ex-members of Home of Heart

AUDITOR

Naomi Honma

-Since 2016.Mar

Activity

Introduction of The JSCPR Jun.27.2008
Statement
September 15, 2006

The
Ten Years of the Aum Trial

The
A memorandum (an ex-follower in AUM, who was there as a monk for seven years, in his twenties) June 25th, 1997