Religion: Honorable Confinement

Japanese treatment thus far of American missionaries in Japan and Japanese-held territory is "reassuring," the Foreign Missions Conference of North America reported this week. In some cases Americans and Canadians are still being permitted to do their work; in others, missionaries are detained in their own homes. "There are evidences," said the Conference, "that the Japanese authorities purpose to exercise the same consideration in treatment of North Americans which our Governments are said to be showing the Japanese within our borders."

First stray reports on U.S. missionaries in the path of Japan: Methodists...

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