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.
Repository citation: Western Theological Seminary, "W88-0316.2. Japan Mission. Records, 1922-1977. 0.75 linear ft." (2013). Collection Registers and Abstracts. Paper 498.
May 8, 2013.