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by / on June 9, 2011 at 1:20 am / in The Protestant Missions

Emperor declares “The Imperial Rescript on Education”

October 30, 1890, the Emperor sent forth what has ever since been known as “The Imperial Rescript on Education,” a document that had a great influence on the religious history of Japan. The following is a translation issued in 1907 by the Department of Education: “Know ye, Our subjects: Our Imperial Ancestors have founded Our Empire on a basis broad […]

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by / on June 7, 2011 at 3:15 am / in The Protestant Missions

The Emperor grants religious freedom in 1889!

February 11, 1889, is an important date in the religious as in the political history of Japan; for in the Constitution that the Emperor then granted to his people. Article XXVIII. Declares: ” Japanese subjects shall, within limits not prejudicial to peace and order, and not antagonistic to their duties as subjects, enjoy freedom of religious belief.” It was but […]

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