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IN THE UNITED STATES

AN INVESTIGATION FOR THE COMMISSION ON
RELATIONS WITH JAPAN APPOINTED BY
THE FEDERAL COUNCIL OF THE
CHURCHES OF CHRIST

IN AMERICA

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The " Japanese Problem in America" is published for the Commission on Relations with Japan, under the authority of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America.

CHARLES S. MACFARLAND,

GENERAL SECRETARY.

112-6-32

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FOREWORD

The Commission on Relations with Japan, appointed by the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America at the request of missionaries in Japan, believing that its most immediate need was that of correct information, engaged the expert services of Professor H. A. Millis of the University of Kansas, to go to the Pacific Coast and make such an investigation as would enable the Commission to proceed with intelligent sympathy in the performance of its task.

At the same time the Federal Council, at the request of the Commission, sent its President, Professor Shailer Mathews, and Rev. Sidney L. Gulick to Japan, on behalf of the Christian churches of America, for the purpose of expressing our good will and to bring back to us a report from the point of view of the Christian churches and the people of Japan.

The Commission also conveyed a memorial to the President and to the Congress of the United States, as follows:

“The awakening of Asia and her rapid acquisition of important elements of Occidental civilization inaugurates a new era in world-history in which Asia is to play a great and increasingly important rôle. Whether that rôle shall be one of peace, good will and mutual coöperation, or one controlled by increasing suspicion and fear

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