Among the visitors that spent only a short time in Japan, perhaps none exerted a more beneficent influence than John R. Mott, Secretary of the World’s Student Christian Federation. Reaching the country in November, 1896, he visited forty-two schools, and in all of them made a deep impression upon the students. At Tokyo, twelve hundred students of the Imperial University […]Read more ›
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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 […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›