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Most days, Lutheran pastor Kazuhiro Sekino preaches to his congregation in a soft voice with religious hymns playing in the background of a Tokyo church. But as night falls, he hits a smoky stage crisscrossed with whizzing strobe lights, shedding his pious day job in a battle of the bands against a group of Buddhist monks.The band, "Boxi Rocks" – the name is a play on the Japanese word for pastor – features Sekino and three other pastors, who don church robes during their raucous performances, sometimes with a leather jacket thrown over top.Figures released by the government based on data supplied by temples, churches and shrines show that Buddhism accounts for about 46 percent of religious followers, while Christians make up less than 2 percent.
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