"Land of the midnight sun"? Not quite. It's the "land of the
rising sun".Errors in the article aside, I'm excited to
read this book. I've read others about the history of the church in Japan
and I'm sure this will only add to those narratives.
I was Dr. Takagi's home teacher in Virginia when I was in law school across
the street from the International Monetary Fund where he worked. He is a
I had the privilege of reviewing some of the manuscript of Shinji's book
before it was published. He has written an extremely thorough and detailed
history of the early Church in Japan. It has been a life work for him, and I am
thrilled to see it in print. It is a treasure for those of us who have served
missions in Japan.
Japan is the land of the "rising sun" not the midnight sun. Even the
northernmost tip of Hokkaido is dark at midnight on in June.