and Reiki have no connection.
I agree. Paradoxically, however, it is also my belief that Iris Ishikuro, both a Takata-made Reiki Master and a member of the Fellowship, metaphysically blended the two energies together by her conscious will.
This resulted in a new and uniquely different energy.
Ishikuro did not use the word Johrei® in her Reiki practice.
Next in the energetic lineage of Vajra ReikiTM - Arthur Robertson, one of Ishikuro's Reiki Master students - also never used the word. He coined, and used the term Raku Kei Reiki.
A student of Robertson's, James Davis, started the practice of combining the words Johrei® and Reiki to describe the Reiki energy and system founded by Ishikuro, in an attempt to recover its roots, as he perceived them.
I believe Mr. Davis did so in good faith ... in innocent ignorance of the consternation and difficulties it would cause for the Johrei® Fellowship.
Johrei® is neither an appropriate, nor legally-used, word for Reiki.
Out of respect for the Fellowship and the Trademark, I have consistantly attached the ® symbol to the word when discussing the Johrei® energy and Fellowship.
Because I must use the word in my discussion of the history of Vajra Reiki, I've chosen to attach a colored astrisk (*) to the word in such descriptions, to indicate the actually inappropriate - but historical - use of the word.