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||Charles Mason Remey and Howard Struven left the United States on the first Bahá'í teaching trip to circle the globe. [BFA2:348, GPB261]<
They went to Hawaii, Japan, Shanghai, Singapore and to Burma, India and `Akká. [BFA2:348–50]
||Hawaii; Japan; Shanghai; China; Singapore; Myanmar (Burma); India; Akka
||Charles Mason Remey; Howard Struven; Travel teaching
|1913 In the year
||In 1913 `Abdu'l-Bahá wrote to Dr Augur advising him to take the Bahá'í message to Japan.
||George Augur arrived in Japan. [BFA2:53; SBR191]
He was the first Bahá'í to reside in the country. [SBR191]
For a biography of George Augur see SBR187–98.
See PG118 for 'Abdu'l-Bahá's comments on Japan.
|1914 6 Nov
||Agnes Alexander arrived in Japan. [TR30]
She lived there for a total of thirty–two years. [PH32]
See also W2:42–4 and Sims, Traces That Remain.
|1945 2 Sep
||The war in Japan ended.
||World War II; War (general); History (general)
||The arrival of Barbara Sims and her family, husband Sandy and daughter Sandra in Tokyo.
[Barbara Sims' Contribution to Bahá'í Scholarship in Asia Pacific
by Sandra S. Fotos; In memoriam Barbara Sims
by Universal House of Justice, Sheridan Sims, and Sandra S. Fotos]
||Barbara Sims; Sandra Fotos; Z****
|1955. 23 - 25 Sep
||International Teaching Conference was held in Nikko, Japan. [Japan Will Turn Ablaze p87, 97]
||Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Teaching; Conferences, International; Teaching; First conferences
|1957 (In the year)
||Nagoya, Japan, became the only spiritual assembly to be made up entirely of Japanese believers.
||The Regional Spiritual Assembly of North East Asia was formed with its seat in Tokyo, Japan. [BW13:304]
Its area of jurisdiction was Japan, Korea, Formosa, Macau, Hong Kong, Hainan Island and Sakhalin Island.
||NSA; North East Asia
|1957 8 – 21 Jun
||Hokkaido Island was opened to the Faith by Rouhollah Mumtazi and Gekie Nakajima with the enrolment of new believers Kinkichi Shimatani and Yoshiro Sasaki of Sapporo, Japan.
||Hokkaido Island; Japan
|1969 24 – 25 May
||The first Bahá’í Youth Conference of Japan opened on Jogashima Island. [BW15:329]
||Jogashima Island; Japan
||Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Youth; Conferences, National; Conferences, First
|1971 3 – 5 Sep
||The Oceanic Conference of the North Pacific was held in Sapporo, Japan. [BW15:321–2; VV6]
For pictures see BW15:312–14 and VV5.
||Oceanic Conference; Conference
|1974 (In the year)
||The Bahá’í Publishing Trust of Japan was established.
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Japan was formed with its seat in Tokyo. [BW16:233]
|1990 24 Mar
||Mr. and Mrs. Abbas Katirai opened the Sakhalin Islands and became Knights of Bahá'u'lláh after 35 years of pioneering in Japan. This last goal was achieved 37 years after the Guardian had designated it as a goal of the Ten Year Crusade. [DM345; AWH73; VV112; Russia by Moojan Momen]
||Sakhalin Island; Russia; Japan
||Knights of Bahaullah
|1992 25 Oct – 11 Nov
||Prince Alfred von Lichtenstein toured ten cities in Japan delivering memorial lectures celebrating the centenary of the Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh. [BW92–3:132]
||Prince Alfred von Lichtenstein; Centenaries; Bahaullah, Ascension of
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- Augur, George Jacob, by Duane Troxel, in The Bahá'í Encyclopedia (2009). On the American doctor who became one of the early Bahá’ís of Hawaii and was the first resident Bahá’í in Japan, designated by Shoghi Effendi a Disciple of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. [about]
- Barbara Sims' Contribution to Bahá'í Scholarship in Asia Pacific, by Sandra S. Fotos, in ABS North America Bulletin, 82 (2003). Two memorial articles for Barbara Sims, Pioneer to Japan from 1953-2002, biographer of Agnes Alexander, and author of many histories of Baha'is in eastern Asia. [about]
- Bernard Leach, Potter: A Biographical Sketch, by Robert Weinberg, in Bahá'í Studies Review, 9 (1999). [about]
- Choice of the West for Abdu'l-Bahá's Epoch-Making Trip, The, by Baharieh Rouhani Ma'ani, in Lights of Irfan, 13 (2012). Reasons for Abdu'l-Baha choosing Western nations for the climax of his ministry, and results he achieved in Europe and the United States. [about]
- History of the Bahá'í Faith in Japan 1914-1938, by Agnes Baldwin Alexander (1977). An account of the Bahá'í Cause in Japan, China, Korea, and the Hawaiian Islands, prepared by request of the Guardian. [about]
- In memoriam Barbara Sims, by Universal House of Justice and Sheridan Sims, in Bahá'í News of Japan, No. 299 (2002). Two obituaries of a prominent American Baha'i teacher and pioneer to Japan. [about]
- In the Light of the Rising Sun: Memoirs of A Bahá'í Pioneer to Japan, by Barbara R. Sims (2002). Expanded and newly-annotated version of Sims' auto-biography, covering the history of the Faith in Japan 1953-2002. [about]
- Japan Will Turn Ablaze!, by Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi (1992). Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá, letters of Shoghi Effendi and the Universal House of Justice, and historical notes about Japan. [about]
- Perfection and Refinement: Towards an Aesthetics of the Bab, by Moojan Momen, in Lights of Irfan, 12 (2011). The writings of the Bab have implications for the "plastic" arts; significance for native traditions; relevance to the performing arts; and the concept of refinement which comes across in both the person and the writings of the Báb. [about]
- Tablets Revealed by Abdul Baha Abbas to the East and West, by Abdu'l-Bahá (1908). An early collection of Tablets by 'Abdu'l-Baha. [about]
- Traces That Remain: A Pictorial History of the Early Days of the Bahá'í Faith among the Japanese, by Barbara R. Sims (1989). Extensive history of Baha'i events and personages in Japan, 1914-1983. [about]
- Yamamoto, Hiroshi: Eldest son of the world's first Japanese believer, by Marion Yazdi, in Bahá'í News, 599 (1980). [about]
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