Religion: Hope of Japan?

Japan's most-famed Christian is a near-blind pacifist named Toyohiko Kagawa (TIME, March 12). Of recent years, he has been accused of being a mouthpiece for Jap propaganda. Last week, in the Living Church, ex-Missionary L. S. Albright of the International Missionary Council suggested that Kagawa be not judged too hastily.

On the basis of his own firsthand knowledge, plus detailed reports from FCC and OWI, Albright pieced together a summary: Kagawa continues to express himself vigorously, sometimes without sufficient data on such touchy questions as the U.S. desecration of Jap bodies. His statements are shrewdly edited and used by the Japanese Government,...

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