by / on August 9, 2010 at 2:49 pm / in The Protestant Missions

First Protestant missionaries in Japan.

EARLY in 1859, the Mission Board of the American Episcopal Church appointed Rev. John Liggins and Rev. C. M. Williams, both of whom were missionaries in China, to open work in Japan, “requesting them to remove to that empire and to enter upon the missionary work there immediately after receiving these instructions.” Mr. Liggins found that the teaching of English […]

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