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by / on June 11, 2011 at 12:23 am / in The Protestant Missions

The Defection of Mr. Kanamori, a member of the “Kumamoto Band”.

It will be remembered that a company of young men commonly known as the “Kumamoto Band” had in spite of severe persecution entered into solemn covenant with each other that they would follow Jesus Christ and devote their lives to teaching His Gospel to their countrymen. They had been among the most prominent ministers of the Kumi-ai body and by […]

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by / on June 10, 2011 at 1:30 am / in The Protestant Missions

Reaching the Japanese immigrants in California, 1890!

It is fitting that some notice should be taken of the work that was being done for the Japanese residing in California, and an article published in The Church, July, 189O gives an account of its condition at that time. The number of Japanese then living in San Francisco was about two thousand, while from a thousand to fifteen hundred […]

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by / on June 10, 2011 at 12:39 am / in The Protestant Missions

The Apostles’ Creed!

In December, 1890, the Church of Christ in Japan (Presbyterian) held a synod in which it was decided to adopt as its Declaration of Faith the Apostles’ Creed, with the following Preamble: “The Lord Jesus Christ, whom we worship as God, the only begotten Son of God, for us men and for our salvation, was made man and suffered. He […]

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by / on June 10, 2011 at 12:07 am / in The Protestant Missions

Benefits of working in Unity!

Increased denominational variety was given by the coming of the mission sent by the Universalist General Convention of America. The first missionaries reached Japan in April, 1890, and under the leadership of Rev. George L. Perin soon erected a building to serve as a permanent center for their work. A theological seminary and an English school were opened, and soon […]

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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 9, 2011 at 1:03 am / in The Protestant Missions

Dr. Joseph Neesima, the very head of Christianity in Japan dies!

The Christian Church in Japan, and especially the Kumi-ai body, met with a great loss in the death, January 23, 1890, of Dr. Joseph Neesima. He had been in Tokyo and vicinity trying to interest influential men in his plans for a Christian university, when severe illness led him to seek rest at the seaside resort of Oiso. There he […]

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by / on June 9, 2011 at 12:53 am / in The Protestant Missions

Colonel Olcott, the American Bodhisattva, visits Japan!

Almost synchronous with Mr. Wishard’s visit was that of another American — Colonel Olcott, the theosophist. He had been invited by the Buddhists, who, in alarm at the progress being made by Christianity, were ready to accept help from any source. A speech made by Mr. Nagouchi, the man through whom the invitation had been conveyed to Colonel Olcott, shows […]

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by / on June 9, 2011 at 12:37 am / in The Protestant Missions

Mr. Luther D. Wishard, of the Young Men’s Christian Association visits Japan!

An important movement among young men was begun in the spring of 1889 by Mr. Luther D. Wishard, the International College Secretary of the Young Men’s Christian Association, who visited several cities in Japan, speaking to students. He made a great impression, not only upon the pupils of Christian schools, but also on those connected with government institutions. The Christian […]

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by / on June 7, 2011 at 7:29 am / in Interesting Japanese Christians!

Ebara Soroku

Ebara Soroku (March 10, 1842 – May 19, 1922) was a samurai of the late Edo period who went on to become an educator and politician in the Meiji era. Biography: Ebara was born in Edo as the son of a lesser retainer of the Tokugawa Shogunate, but was an exceptionally talented scholar and selected for the Shogunal military academy […]

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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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