The United* Syn. of the Ev. Luth. Ch. in the S began work in Japan 1892. The Japan Ev. Luth. Ch. was organized 1920. It maintained the Japan Luth. Theol. Sem. in Tokyo, a boys school and girls school (middle and high) in Kyushu, and soc. welfare institutions in Kyushu and the Tokyo area. Merged 1963 with the Tokai* Ev. Luth. Ch. to form a new Japan Ev. Luth. Church. See also Japan.
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