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W88-0316.20. Japan Mission. Records, 1922-2014. 0.75 linear ft.

 Collection
Identifier: W88-0316.20

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of articles, publications, programs, and bulletins of the RCA mission to Japan. There is also material on individual institutions in Japan including Baiko Jo Gakuin/Sturgis Seminary, Ferris School, Meiji Gakuin, Nishi Nihon Shinseikan, and the cities of Tokyo and Yokohama.

Dates

  • 1922 - 2014

History

A treaty in 1868 allowed missionaries to enter Japan. The Reformed Church was among the first to begin evangelizing in Japan. Prominent early leaders were Guido Verbeck and James Ballagh. The Church of Christ in Japan was erected in 1875; numerous institutions followed. Missionary activity was severely interrupted by WW II. The mission to Japan is still active. Estimates put the number of Christians in Japan at just over one million.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Japanese

Dutch; Flemish

Abstract

A treaty in 1856 allowed missionaries to enter Japan. The Reformed Church was among the first to begin evangelizing in Japan. Prominent early leaders were Guido Verbeck and James Ballagh. The Church of Christ in Japan was erected in 1875; numerous institutions followed. WW II severely interrupted missionary activity, though the Japan Mission is still active. This collection consists of articles, publications, programs, and bulletins of the RCA mission to Japan. There is also material on individual institutions in Japan including Baiko Jo Gakuin/Sturgis Seminary, Ferris School, Meiji Gakuin, Nishi Nihon Shinseikan, and the cities of Tokyo and Yokohama. Detailed Collection Register available.

Provenance

Reformed Church in America
Status
Completed
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Joint Archives of Holland Repository

Contact:
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