International Institute for the Study of Religions

Religious Information Research Center

About Us

RIRC is the abbreviation for Religious Information Research Center. RIRC's main purpose is to collect and analize wide information about contemporary religion. RIRC collects the articles of newspaper and magazine dealing with religion and the publications by religious orders, and opens those to the public (our members).

For the use of RIRC's data (the articles, the publications, the videos etc.), it is necessary to join RIRC. But RIRC opens a part of data to public on the WEB.

RIRC's member can get these services;

  • Visiting RIRC - the use of RIRC's database
  • Online service - the use of limited information for members
  • Publication - posting of "RIRC Report" 4 times a year

RIRC Internet Contents

Currently, all contents except Religious Articles Select 5 are available in JAPANESE only. You can use them from Japanese vesion.

Information for Visitors

Open Hours

Mon - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
  • We closed reception 30 minutes before the closed time.
  • Saturday, Sunday, Festival day are closed.(And we have summer and winter vacations.)


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  • 5 minutes walk from Marunouchi Line "Nakano-Fujimicho" station (M04)


1F RE Bldg., Wada1-5-12, Suginamiku, Tokyo, 166-0012 Japan
Tel: +81-3-6304-8910  Fax: +81-3-6304-8911
mail address:rirc(at)
In sending a e-mail, please replace (at) with @. Thank you.

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