JP Missionary College / Saniku Gakuin College (Sodegaura Machi, Chiba Ken, JP)

A coeducational boarding school on a senior college level, operated by the Japan Union Conference, near Naraha, 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Tokyo, across the bay from Yokohama. Seventh-day Adventist educational work in Japan began on Jan. 1, 1898, with the opening in Tokyo of a Japanese-English Bible school, with some 80 students, by William C. Grainger, a former president of Healdsburg College, California. His interpreter was Teruhiko H. Okohira, a Japanese-born convert who had been a Healdsburg student. The two had arrived in Japan more than a year earlier. Okohira later became one of the first Seventh-day Adventist ordained Japanese ministers. Grainger’s enthusiasm for the Bible made such an indelible impression on his Tokyo students that only a few months later, on Apr. 30, 1898, a...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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Chiba Ken
Sodegaura Machi
Nihon San-iku Gakuin