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Yukei Matsunaga is the president of the Japan Buddhist Federation (JBF) and the patriarch of Koyasan Shingon-shu. The JBF is the only association in Japan representing all of traditional Japanses Buddhism, bringing together 103 denominations, sects, and organizations across the country, over 90 percent of all Japanese Buddhist groups. The JBF promotes freedom of religion, the separation of religion and state, and human rights, and engages in disaster relief and intra- and inter-religious outreach. Koyasan Shingon-shu is an important temple for the practice of Shingon Buddhism, an esoteric branch of Vajrayana Buddhism and one of the major schools within Japanese Buddhism.