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    Japan Mission

    Founded 1901 Closed 1924

    Mission Summary

    Missionaries, under the leadership of Heber J. Grant, arrived in Japan on 12 August 1901. A few weeks later, on 1 September, President Grant dedicated the country for the preaching of the Gospel. Work continued until June 1924 when the First Presidency decided to close the mission. The mission president was released 31 July 1924 and the last missionaries departed on 7 August. The mission reopened in 1937 with headquarters in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Mission Details


    Japanese Mission history, 1901-1955, Church History Library.

    Chronological history of the mission containing information about missionaries, members, and units, compiled from mission reports, journals, news articles, and other documents.

    Reid L. Neilson, Early Mormon Missionary Activities in Japan, 1901-1924 (Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press, 2010).

    Reid L. Neilson and Van C. Gessel, eds., Taking the Gospel to the Japanese: 1901-2001 (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 2006).