Seichō no Ie (Japanese: 生長の家, "House of Growth"), is a syncretic, monotheistic, New Thought Japanese new religion that has spread since the end of World War II. It emphasizes gratitude for nature, the family, ancestors and, above all, religious faith in one universal God. Seichō no Ie is the world's largest New Thought group. By the end of 2010 it had over 1.6 million followers and 442 facilities, mostly located in Japan.
Happy Science (幸福の科学 Kōfuku-no-Kagaku), formerly known as The Institute for Research in Human Happiness, is a controversial new religious and spiritual movement, founded in Japan on 6 October 1986 by Ryuho Okawa, that is widely criticized as a cult.
The Happy Science group includes a publication division called IRH Press, educational establishments such as The Happy Science Academy and The Happy Science University, a political party called The Happiness Realization Party, and a media entertainment division called New Star Productions.