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 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 1916

The Okuma cabinet of Japan resigned on October 3. It was formed in August of last year. Premier Count Okuma, who is seventy-eight years of age, resigned owing to his failing health, and to make way for a man of bolder national policy, especially toward China. He was charged with being too considerate of the feelings of the United States. Count Siski Terauchi, late minister of war and resident general in Korea, has been named as his successor. He has served in Great Britain as foreign minister and ambassador, took a prominent part in the negotiations following the presentation of the twenty-one Japanese demands on China, and was connected with the discussion at Washington concerning the anti-alien law of California. He was born in 1852, and entered the army at the age of 19.

Improvement Era 1916

Professor Meunsterberg recently stated that unless peace is shortly made, there is likely to be an alliance between Germany, Austria, Russia, and Japan to supersede the present national groupings, the aim being to crush Great Britain and divide its empire.

Improvement Era 1916

A. RALPH AMOTT, No. 5401 Shimpoin Cho, Tennopi, Osaka, Japan, writes Oct. 19: "We greatly appreciate the Improvement Era because of the great good that we derive from it. It forms our only direct communication with the Saints at home, and embodying as it does the best thoughts of those deeply interested in the work of the gospel propagation has also timely advise on matters both temporal and spiritual, it becomes a never ending source of inspiration and encouragement in our labors. We await anxiously its arrival each month."

Improvement Era 1917

Professor Meunsterberg recently stated that unless peace is shortly made, there is likely to be an alliance between Germany, Austria, Russia, and Japan to supersede the present national groupings, the aim being to crush Great Britain and divide its empire. 

Improvement Era 1917

I can never forget, but shall always remember with loving gratitude, his fatherly interest in me and the aid given me in my young manhood days, when presiding over the Tooele stake. Had I been his own son he could not possibly have taken a greater interest in giving me the advice which aided me in making a success-although lacking in experience-of my presidency. His admirable work of reformation in Tooele prepared the way for my success as his successor. I knew what a splendid labor he would do as the president of the European mission, and while in Japan, I prayed to the Lord that he would allow me to succeed him as the president of that mission, and the Lord heard and answered my prayer.

Improvement Era 1917 

Before I went to Japan I tried to attend, as near as I could, as many conferences as he did, but I could not, and did not succeed in keeping up with him.

Improvement Era 1917

But he has also been active in religion. Indeed, for more than thirty-six years this activity has been his main line. When he was twenty-four years old he presided over the Tooele stake, and at twenty-six he became an apostle. He opened up the mission to Japan, he presided over the European mission for two years, and he has penetrated into nearly every nook and corner of the Church in the United States preaching the gospel in his clear, ringing tones.