The challenge of mission in Japan today

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Gordon D. Laman


As a missionary in Japan for almost forty-three years, I write not only as a participant in Christ's mission in Japan, but also as a fellow combatant in a battle. Eighteen years ago, the Reformed Review published my article, "Our Nagasaki Legacy: An Examination of the Period of Persecution of Christianity and Its Influence on Subsequent Christian Mission in Japan. "In that article I demonstrated some historical roots of the difficulty of mission in Japan in modern times. In this one, I will discuss the impact of developments in the mission since 1942 and identify some issues for the road ahead.

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Nihon Kirisuto Kyōdan; Japan -- Church history