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by / on October 28, 2010 at 10:51 pm / in The Protestant Missions

The first Young Men's Christian Association in Japan.

The first Young Men’s Christian Association among the Japanese was probably that organized this year in Tokyo. Rev. Messrs. Kozaki, Ibuka, Hiraiwa, and Uemura were prominent in the early days of the society. Meetings of its members were held for religious and philosophical discussions, a small library was formed, and there were occasional evangelistic services. It formed the foundation of […]

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by / on October 28, 2010 at 9:48 pm / in The Protestant Missions

Opposition and the first translation of the Bible in Japanese!

Opposition, however, was not at an end. In Kyoto the local government instructed the ward officers to advise the people not to go to the houses of missionaries or to places where Christianity was preached, giving as a reason that the people already had a sufficient number of religions and those that were good enough. Two of the Japanese teachers […]

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