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日本の末日聖徒  

イエス・キリスト教会歴史

 Improvement Era

 About  Japan  

 

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The LDS Church magazine, The Improvement Era, originally established for the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association from which organization it took its name, later became the official magazine of the Church until the Ensign replaced it in 1970. The Era, as it was called, included international news as well as local Utah and LDS Church news. Many of the issues, especially during the period of 1901 until 1920, included articles about Japan. The most lengthy were reports about, and then later, from the Japan Mission. which was opened in 1901. Additionally Japan was becoming a more powerful nation and made the International News section from time to time. For the next several months, we will provide some of this interesting information from about 110 years ago.

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Improvement Era 1915

 We have seen many beautiful cities in our travels, but Funchal, the capital of Madeira, may well be compared with Honolulu, the paradise of the Pacific, or with any of the land jewels that dot the inland seas of JAPAN.

Improvement Era 1915

It is interesting to take notice that in this war there is another "old man of the lakes"-Nicholas Nicholavitch. When the war broke out between Russia and Japan,  military jealousy at Petrograd consigned this great general to the western frontier, where it was his ostensible duty to protect the Russians against some imaginary attack from the Germans. Nicholas also studied the lakes. What Von Hindenburg was learning about them, this great Russian general was likewise studying. These two generals, therefore, know, as no other men in Russia and Germany know, the whole boundary from the Baltic in the north, to the Carpathians in the south. In the present military movements it is, therefore, "diamond cut diamond." The Germans found that Von Hindenburg was the one man they could discover to withstand the Grand Duke Nicholas, and the Russians have learned that Nicholas is the only man that can withstand Von Hindenburg. These two at the present are the most interesting characters of all the war. The great contest between the Germans and the Russians does not find the Russians, this time, carrying on a "scientific retreat," such as the Russians carried on in Manchuria.

Improvement Era 1915

 Pauncefort settled in Japan and died there a few years ago, at an advanced age.

Improvement Era 1915

 Russia was fearful. The unexpected had happened in her war with Japan.  That war had made the Russians more or less a negligible quantity in the German mind.

Improvement Era 1915

 Recent demands made of China by Japan are causing considerable excitement and feeling in China, and some apprehension in other quarters, especially in the United States. The Japanese garrisons have been increased, and it is reported from Peking that there are now 150,000 Japanese troops in China. The Chinese commissioners have agreed to a number of the Japanese demands, but hesitate to consent to those that deal with the Japanese control of the Hanyang iron works, and of several important mining properties. The present government led by Count Okuma was chosen at a recent parliamentary election, and he is pledged to a further increase in the Japanese army. The growing anxiety of the American people over the situation was relieved somewhat on April 12 when the New York Independent published a message from Count Okuma in which he says that the uneasiness and suspicion of the United States in connection with JAPAN's negotiations in Peking are based on misunderstanding and misinformation. Japan is not trying to secure a monopoly in China, nor to create a protectorate.