This week, we’ll cover the striving of Japanese Christians to be accepted as genuine patriots by the government during the pre-war era. This striving will lead to closer and closer ties between the state and religion; it will also invite danger once we get into the war years.
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Murayama-Cain, Yumi. “Japanese Church History: Historical Background and the Issue of Identity.” Humanistica e Teologia 31, No 2 (2010).
Ikado, Fujio. “The Origin of the Social Status of Protestant Christianity in Japan (1859-1918).” Contemporary Religions in Japan 2, No 1 (March, 1969).
Ohnuki-Tierney, Emiko. Kamikaze Diaries: Reflections of Japanese Student Soldiers.