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Masafumi Nakanishi

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Rev. Masafumi Nakanishi is a Shinto priest, and officer at the New York Center of the International Shinto Foundation (ISF). In his position with ISF, Rev. Nakanishi serves as the Shinto representative at United Nations functions, and in the greater New York region. He was born into a Shinto family and grew up in the Grand Shrine of Ise in Mie Prefecture, Japan. Rev. Nakanishi majored in religious studies at the Graduate School of Kokugakuin University, and studied Japanese history at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been assigned as the Shinto priest at different shrines throughout Japan, including the Meiji Grand Shrine in Tokyo, Masumida Shrine in Aichi Prefecture, and he is presently assigned to Chichibu Shrine in Saitama Prefecture.