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by / on May 19, 2016 at 2:39 am / in Roman Catholic Missions

Hidden Christians in Rural Ibaraki, Osaka-fu.

Hidden Christians: A few days ago, I was invite by my good friend Mr. Satoh from the Kyoto Guide Club, to visit some od the sites related to the Hidden Christians in Japan. It was a fine spring day when we set out to the rural mountain village of Sendaiji in Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture. It’s very quiet and peaceful there, […]

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by / on August 11, 2014 at 6:16 am / in Interesting Japanese Christians!, Roman Catholic Missions

Christian Martyrs 0f 1619 in Kyoto!

Christian Martyrs 0f 1619 in Kyoto! I would like to start with an apology to my readers, it’s been a while that I have posted a new segment of the Otis Cary book. I will do my best to continue where I left off. Thank you for your interest in this subject! Hugo for JCH. A good friend of mine, […]

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by / on July 13, 2012 at 1:40 am / in Interesting Japanese Christians!

Tojohiko Kagawa, Japan, Christian-Social Reformer!

Toyohiko Kagawa (賀川 豊彦) was a Japanese Christian pacifist, Christian reformer, and labour activist. Kagawa wrote, spoke, and worked at length on ways to employ Christian principles in the ordering of society and cooperatives. His vocation to help the poor led him to live among them. He established schools, hospitals, and churches. Kagawa was born in Kobe, Japan to a […]

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by / on January 24, 2012 at 6:54 am / in The Protestant Missions

Mr. Robert E. Speer’s Secretary of the N. Presbyterian Board Visits Japan!

At the time there was a dispute in the Japanese Church concerning who should hold the reigns. Should it be the Foreign missions or the national church.  The reverend Otis cary describes it in the following passage: “In the Church of Christ in Japan (Presbyterian) the question of the relation between the presbyteries and the foreign missions was vigorously discussed. The […]

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by / on January 17, 2012 at 7:36 am / in The Protestant Missions

Opposition from “Nihon Shugi”.

A movement that attracted considerable attention because of the University professors and other scholars who were its leaders aimed at a revival of Shinto. A magazine entitled Nihon Shugi (Japanese Principles) was published, and the movement was popularly known by the same name. The writers contended that Japan was in danger of losing her national characteristics by wholesale borrowing from […]

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by / on November 1, 2011 at 12:48 am / in The Protestant Missions

The old questions concerning the possibility of Christians being loyal to the Emperor.

Several events occurring in 1897 brought up the old questions concerning the possibility of Christians being loyal to the Emperor. Some of them gave rise to considerable discussion in the newspapers. A student was expelled from the Normal School in Yamaguchi because of a criticism he was said to have made upon the Imperial Rescript. The persecution was began by […]

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by / on October 17, 2011 at 12:57 am / in The Protestant Missions

John R. Mott, Secretary of the World’s Student Christian Federation, Visit’s Japan!

Among the visitors that spent only a short time in Japan, perhaps none exerted a more beneficent influence than John R. Mott, Secretary of the World’s Student Christian Federation. Reaching the country in November, 1896, he visited forty-two schools, and in all of them made a deep impression upon the students. At Tokyo, twelve hundred students of the Imperial University […]

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by / on October 17, 2011 at 12:46 am / in The Protestant Missions

The “Weeping Prophets” of Emmanuel Mura in Hokkaido!

The Hokkaido was being gradually occupied by settlers moving thither from the main island. In some cases, companies of Christians united in founding colonies. Rev. W. R. Andrews, of the Church Missionary Society, in 1898 thus described the condition of one of these villages whose very name showed the faith of its settlers: “Emmanuel Mura is a settlement where there […]

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by / on October 12, 2011 at 3:06 am / in Interesting Japanese Christians!

Miki Sawada: Mother of Two Thousand Children

Following the defeat of WWII, while many Japanese racially mixed babies were abondoned by their parents, Miki Sawada dedicated her life to take care of the orphans. With many American military servicemen residing in Japan to help rebuild the country, unwanted pregnancies between American men and Japanese women were not unusual. However, racially mixed children, particularly of American decent, were […]

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by / on September 6, 2011 at 4:29 am / in The Protestant Missions

Mr. Hara Taneaki, Pioneer of the Prison Ministry!

                                  It will be remembered that several Christians had been serving as moral instructors in the prisons of the Hokkaido. A change in administration brought in a superintendent strongly prejudiced against Christianity, who soon adopted such measures as made the instructors feel that it […]

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