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by / on March 29, 2011 at 4:14 am / in The Protestant Missions

In 1888 the Christian schools of Japan were at the height of their prosperity.

In 1888 the Christian schools of Japan were at the height of their prosperity. For example, the Doshisha had in its Theological Department 80 pupils; in the Academic Department, 410; in the Preparatory Department, 208; and in the Girls’ School, 180. One teacher wrote: “We should be quite overwhelmed with students if we had not made a strict resolution not […]

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by / on November 1, 2010 at 10:08 pm / in The Protestant Missions

The Day of Pentecost for Japan! (VI RAPID GROWTH I883-I888

We have now reached the time when the growth of the Protestant churches and the eagerness of the people to learn about Christianity were such as to arouse the highest hopes of the missionaries, and to excite the wonder of the whole Christian world. Many persons were led to ask the old question with a tone that implied an affirmative […]

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by / on October 21, 2010 at 11:32 pm / in The Protestant Missions

Baikwa Jogakko in Osaka and a school for the Blind in Tokyo!

In January, 1878, the two Congregational (or Kumi-ai, as they were afterwards called), churches in Osaka, each having about twenty-five members, opened the school for girls to which was given the name Baikwa Jogakko (Plum-blossom Girls’ School). Rev. H. Leavitt, a missionary of the American Board, was an earnest advocate of self-support, believing that the Christians should not depend on […]

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by / on October 21, 2010 at 10:10 pm / in The Protestant Missions

" A Modern Paul in Japan "

In the spring of 1876 the missionaries of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (North), the Reformed Church in America, and the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland formed the “Council of the Three Missions” made up of two delegates from each mission. One of its chief objects was to effect a union of the Japanese churches that had been […]

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