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by / on June 7, 2011 at 2:50 am / in The Protestant Missions

The Army: another center of opposition to Christianity!

The Army seemed to be another center of opposition to Christianity, though the trouble experienced may have come from the commanders of the different garrisons. Soldiers were told not to attend Christian meetings nor to have Christian books in their possession. In some places Christian officers were pressed to withdraw from the membership of churches. The new Imperial Constitution, indeed, […]

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by / on June 7, 2011 at 2:40 am / in The Protestant Missions

The disastrous effect of the Plymouth Brethren!

Persons who had been prominent church-members were led to withdraw. In some places churches were almost broken up; in others, where churches were on the point of being organized; this became impossible because some of the believers went over to the Plymouth Brethren. If such persons had retained their faith, the result would have been less deplorable; but many who […]

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by / on June 7, 2011 at 2:04 am / in The Protestant Missions

The necessity of having a “Japanese Christianity”.

It was in accord with such sentiments that much began to be said about the necessity of having a “Japanese Christianity.” In 1890, Mr. Yokoi, a prominent Kumi-ai minister, published an article in which he lamented that Christianity as then existing in Japan was in most cases a copy of that found in England and America. In the early experiences […]

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by / on June 6, 2011 at 2:06 am / in Interesting Japanese Christians!

Tsuda Umeko

Tsuda Umeko (December 31, 1864 – August 16, 1929) was an educator who pioneered in education for women in Meiji period Japan. Originally named Tsuda Mume, with mume or ume referring to the Japanese plum, she went by the name Ume Tsuda while studying in the United States before changing her name to Umeko in 1902. Tsuda Umeko was born […]

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by / on June 5, 2011 at 12:41 pm / in Interesting Japanese Christians!

Paulo Miki

Paulo Miki (パウロ三木, c.1562[1] – 5 February 1597) was a Roman Catholic Japanese Jesuit seminarian, martyr and saint, one of the Twenty-six Martyrs of Japan. Paulo Miki was born into a wealthy Japanese family. He was educated by the Jesuits in Azuchi and Takatsuki. He joined the Society of Jesus and became a well known and successful preacher – gaining […]

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by / on June 5, 2011 at 12:25 pm / in Interesting Japanese Christians!

Magdalene of Nagasaki

Saint Magdalene of Nagasaki (長崎のマグダレナ Nagasaki no Magudarena) was born in 1611 as the daughter of a Christian couple martyred about 1620. With the arrival of the Augustinian Order, Magdalene served as an Augustinian lay sister or tertiary, interpreter and catechist for Fathers Francis of Jesus Terrero and Vincent of Saint Anthony Simoens.In 1632, these two Augustinian friars, who had […]

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by / on June 3, 2011 at 1:11 pm / in Interesting Japanese Christians!

Ōmura Sumitada: Japanese Daimyo!

Ōmura Sumitada From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ōmura Sumitada (1533-June 23, 1587) Japanese daimyo lord of the Sengoku period. He achieved fame throughout the country for being the first of the daimyo to convert to Christianity following the arrival of the Jesuit missionaries in the mid-16th century. Following his baptism, he was known as “Dom Bartolomeu”. Sumitada is also known […]

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by / on March 14, 2011 at 1:31 pm / in The Protestant Missions

The Great Kanto and Tohoku Earth Quake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster of March 2011!

  It has been almost unimaginable to watch the news and the account of what happened. As of now, perhaps 20.000 people may have lost their lives. There is still a nuclear disaster unfolding and the survivors are in desperate need of water,food and blankets. It is still quite cold here and will be so for some time to come. […]

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by / on October 25, 2010 at 10:29 am / in The Protestant Missions

The Influence of Western Materialism on Japan.

Intercourse with Western lands brought to the Japanese not only a knowledge of Christianity, but also of modem materialism and skepticism. The letters of missionaries show that they quickly recognized the danger. Thus Rev. J.T. Gulick wrote: “It becomes more and more evident that the strongest opponent to Christianity in Japan will not be Buddhism but materialism; not the religions […]

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by / on June 7, 2010 at 9:56 am / in Roman Catholic Missions


Rumors of a change in the policy of the Government increased. By the end of 1872, the exiles were receiving more lenient treatment, and there were many indications that brighter days were at hand. “EDICTS AGAINST THE CHRISTIANS REMOVED. PRISONERS FREED. INFORM ROME, PROPAGATION OF FAITH, HOLY INFANCY. NEED IMMEDIATELY FIFTEEN MISSIONARIES.” Such was the message written in March 1873, […]

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