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Uemura, Masahisa
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(Jan 15, 1858, Tokyo – Jan 8, 1925, Tokyo) studied Western science taught by missionaries in Yokohama. The personalities and teachings of his teachers so impressed him that he was baptized in 1873. He studied at a theological seminary, was ordained in 1880, and worked until his death as pastor of the Fujimicho Church in Tokyo. He was a member of the Nippon Kirisuto Kyokai (“Church of Christ in Japan”), which stood in the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition (Presbyterians) but kept…

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Dohi, Akio, “Uemura, Masahisa”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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