Archive for October, 2011

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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