Religion: Missionaries & Japan

War caught only 90 U.S. Protestant missionaries in Japan where there were 640 in 1940. This was one good result of Japan's action last year in setting up an independent United Japanese Christian Church and barring all foreigners from executive church positions. Over 2,000 other American Protestant missionaries are still stationed in occupied China. Their likely fate: internment.

American Catholicism's 1,200 missionaries in the Far East include 183 in Japan, Korea and Manchukuo, some 600 in occupied China. None of these has been moved except on routine shifts in this last year of mounting tension. Catholic mission leaders in America expect them...

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