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CHRISTIANITY IN JAPAN.

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CHRISTIANITY IN JAPAN. A Japanese has contributed an interesting and pregnant series of articles to the Japan Weekly Mail of Yokohama on the rising generation of his countrymen, its aims, instru- ments. intellectual equipment, guides aud leaders, belief, different schools and sections, and so on. The writer-who gives no indica- tion that he is himself a Christian—is espaci- ally detailed in describing the two great and opposing sections, one of which looks to Christianity to supply Japan with a new moral system, the other to science and philosophy. He mentions the leaders on both sides, their individual strength and weakness, the periodi- cals and books published on each side, the degree of their popularity, and the influence on the public mind which they respectively exercise. Referring to the attitude of the nation to Christianity, the writer remarks that the wonderfully altered position of Japan in this respect is now well known; but it is only within the last two or three years, or, in other words, since the awakening of the rising generation, that the new creed has become a vital element of the nation's civilised life. "Its influence is now felt through the rising genera- tion, not only by reason of the fast increasing number of young converts, but also, and per- haps to a greater extent, by means of the Creation of a powerful literature thoroughly imbued with the Christian spirit." As yet the liturature on the Christian and non-Christian sides is mainly con6ned to journalistic publi- cations, and the general impression left on the mind by a perusal of the articles is that in Japan Christianity is not confined to the poor or uneducated, but that it has taken fast bold on the minds of many of the most ardent, intellectual, and influential of the men of the rising generation; and, further, that these men do not entertain a belief in Christianity as a regenerating force for their country mere- ly as a pious or formal opinion, bat that they have- thrown, all their energy and great energy and great intellectual force into the task of preaching this to their countrymen; but they have established journals which are eagerly read far and wide; have a large follow- ing among men of theii; own stamp, the future leaders of the country and that they have, in act, established and are engaged in consolida- ting and increasing a school of thought at the foundation of which lies a belief in the truths of Christianity; or, to put the matter in another way, Christianity has become an intellectual force of the first order in Japan, and in the fight against the school which would have a new moral system on scientific and philosophical bases, its champions are men who are worthy of their cause, and worthy, it may be added, of their antagonists. No mention is made of the Christian missionaries in connection with the contest, which is being waged on both sides bp Janpanese, many of whom are graduates of foreign Universities.