Gospel-inspired language learning

August 31, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 2

When we consider the relationship between learning Japanese and the gospel, we tend to think that language learning is merely a necessary step for sharing the gospel with people in their heart language. But the […]


Karuizawa: the end of an era

August 20, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 1

In August 2016, Karuizawa’s missionary language school officially closed, signaling the conclusion of a colorful chapter in Japan’s missionary history. In the summer of 1886, Canadian missionary Alexander Shaw climbed up the 1,200 meter Usui […]


Zoe Japan

August 11, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 0

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Japan’s parachurch pioneers

August 6, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 0

This article introduces Toyohiko Kagawa (1888-1960) and the work of the Friends of Jesus, a parachurch group founded in 1921. Kagawa was born in Kobe to a wealthy merchant-bureaucrat and his geisha second wife. His […]