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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 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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by / on September 6, 2011 at 4:12 am / in The Protestant Missions

The Gathering at Viscount Matsudaira in 1896!

In September, 1896, there was a gathering at the villa of Viscount Matsudaira in Tokyo, of prominent persons connected with different religious systems. Nineteen Buddhist priests, sixteen Christians, two Shintoists, and five other persons were present. The professed object of the meeting was to promote friendly feelings between those of different beliefs. The speakers, as was natural, emphasized the similarities […]

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by / on September 6, 2011 at 3:27 am / in The Protestant Missions

Obstacles of the ” Church in Japan” and Doshisha’s falling away! 1895.

The Church for September, 1896, published an article by Rev. T. T. Alexander, D.D., on “The Problems before the Church of Japan.” What he said upon two points will throw some light upon the condition of Christian work at the period that we are now considering. The first problem mentioned was that of how the masses were to be reached. […]

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by / on June 20, 2011 at 3:09 am / in The Protestant Missions

Leprosy in Japan! Three Christians instrumental in their care!

Leprosy is very common in Japan. Exact statistics are not obtainable; for the disease is considered to bring such disgrace upon the family which it enters that its existence is often concealed. When the family is in comfortable circumstances, the patient is usually shut off in a separate room in order that he may not be seen by outsiders, and […]

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by / on June 20, 2011 at 1:54 am / in The Protestant Missions

The Salvation Army began work in Japan. 1895!

In September, 1895, the Salvation Army began work in Japan. Before this, two or three Japanese who had seen something of the Army in America or England had copied certain of its methods, but none of them had any connection with the central organization. Those who now came began operations in both Yokohama and Tokyo. They adopted what was called […]

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