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Japanese Missions
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Protestant missions overseas were closely related in Japan to the history of Japanese expansion and aggression in Asia. Several churches limited their mission overseas to Japanese residents. The Congregational Church in Japan, however, took the colonization of the Korean Peninsula in 1910 as an opportunity for mission among Koreans (Korea). It aimed partly to assimilate them to the Japanese nation. Antagonistic voices were ignored. The Korean Independent Movement from Mar 1, 1919, and the discontinuation of financial subsidy fro…

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Dohi, Akio, “Japanese Missions”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 31 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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