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Murai, Jun
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Jun Murai  (村井 ; 1897–1970) was born to a Methodist family in Kagoshima on June 27, 1897. His father Kisou Murai was a Methodist minister and Jun was baptized in April 1913. Murai attended the Theological Department of Aoyama Gakuin, a Methodist school, in Tokyo from 1914. In 1918, suffering from depression and attempting to commit suicide, Murai visited his cousin, Makoto Miyoshi, a Bible woman who was working with William and Mary Taylor. The Taylors were British missionaries in Japan who had been sent by the Pentecostal Missionary Union in 1913, but later transferred to the Assemblies of…

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Suzuki, Masakazu, “Murai, Jun”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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