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Haha honestly I don't know how Buddhism have been considered in Japan on the beginning. China was a very influencial country (still is) and imported its writing system in Japan but as for any other religion, I suppose there have been conflicts between Shintoist and Buddhist.
What I wanted to say is, no matter the religion, there is no initial tolerance between religions, as religions are bound with identity, culture, norms, values, education, roots, and when a religion fail to express those elements it disappears and is replaced by another more proselytizing religion.
That's why to continue to live as people, members of a religion will constantly fight, no matter the religion.
Fun fact : it works with atheists or agnostics people too as they tend to replace religion by other elements.