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Missionaries in the 1901 Japanese Press

The arrival of the first four Latter-day Saint missionaries to Japan in 1901 created a significant stir in the local press. In the first month after the missionaries’ arrival, over 160 articles on Mormonism appeared in national and regional newspapers and magazines.

Shinji Takagi, “Mormons in the Press: Reaction to the 1901 Opening of the Japan Mission,” BYU Studies, vol. 40, no. 1 (2001), 141–175