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  • Prayers back home boost new Japan church

    December 6 2017 by IMB staff | with 0 comments
    Prayers back home boost new Japan church

    From the minute Tara Jones walked through the door of her new pediatrician’s office, she knew something was going on that was bigger than the fact she had a sick child. Tara and her husband had been praying for God to start a fire in the hearts of the people of Japan, where the couple serves as missionaries.

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  • North Korea missile launch leads Japan churches to pray

    August 31 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    North Korea missile launch leads Japan churches to pray

    Following a North Korean missile launch that triggered emergency sirens in Japan and government warnings to seek cover, Baptists in Japan are expressing trust in God and asking fellow believers for prayer. “Prayers are becoming very specific,” said Ben Howard, an associate pastor at Yokohama International Baptist Church.

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  • From baby mice to designer humans?

    June 1 2017 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    From baby mice to designer humans?

    Scientists in Japan are growing mice from skin cells. A team of researchers at Kyushu University last year converted tail cells from adult female mice into viable eggs, and then inseminated those eggs to produce embryos. They implanted the embryos in female mice who gave birth to healthy baby mice.

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  • Quakes rock Japan, Ecuador; Baptists assess needs

    April 19 2016 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Quakes rock Japan, Ecuador; Baptists assess needs

    Powerful earthquakes struck both Ecuador and Japan over the weekend, killing hundreds of people in the two countries and kick-starting local disaster response teams. In Japan, a three-day series of earthquakes and aftershocks rocked the southern part of the country. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Ecuador on was the worst in decades.

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  • Hiroshima & Nagasaki remembered by Baptists

    August 13 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hiroshima & Nagasaki remembered by Baptists

    Following atomic bombings that leveled the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years ago this month, Southern Baptists found themselves thinking about just warfare, possible nuclear annihilation and the providence of God. But a longtime missionary to Japan says they missed an evangelistic opportunity.

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  • Autistic child becomes missionary to Japan

    April 9 2013 by Maria Elena Baseler, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Autistic child becomes missionary to Japan

    Steven Kunkel’s nickname appears at the top of his Facebook page: Sugoisteve. Sugoi (pronounced sue-GOY) means “awesome” in Japanese.

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  • 84 new missionaries appointed by IMB

    November 28 2012 by Tess Rivers, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    84 new missionaries appointed by IMB

    A deer meat processor and a doctor. A nanny and a nurse. A soldier and a statistician. These are just a few of the jobs previously held by 84 men and women appointed by International Mission Board (IMB) trustees Nov. 15 at Second Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo.

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  • Tsunami survivors in Japan grateful for SBC relief

    March 9 2012 by Susie Rain, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Tsunami survivors in Japan grateful for SBC relief

    When Nobuko Tanno closes her eyes, she sees tsunami waves rushing in and destroying her village along Japan’s northeastern coastline. She sees cars floating and houses coming off foundations. She hears the roar of the water and desperate cries for help.

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  • St. Louis: 75 new churches is goal

    January 26 2012 by Tobin Perry, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    St. Louis: 75 new churches is goal

    Southern Baptists in St. Louis hope a revitalized city is on the horizon. Yet they’re not banking on economics or politics to make it happen. Instead, they’re counting on the gospel.

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  • Japanese businessman goes from high finance to homelessness

    TOKYO (BP)—Kiyoshi Sugioka entered the busy Tokyo train station in July 2009 with a single purpose in mind — to end his life. Dressed in a business suit and dress shirt, the 53-year-old man looked like any of the hundreds of Japanese businessmen crowding the station.

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  • Missionaries help Japan’s homeless find hope

    November 30 2011 by Tess Rivers | with 0 comments
    Missionaries help Japan’s homeless find hope

    TOKYO (BP) – As the sun rises over Japan, millions rise early to head to work. An intricate system of commuter trains and subways moves countless men and women from the comfort of their homes to a skyscraper in Tokyo or a factory in neighboring Nagoya. Together, the two cities represent the business and manufacturing facets of the country’s economy.

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  • ‘Yellow shirts’ give Japan’s quake/tsunami survivors hope

    TOHOKU, Japan (BP) – Everything changed on March 11 for Eiko Tanno. It was the day a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the northeastern coast of Japan – the day she lost hope. Tanno was working in her home office when the ground started shaking and shimmying. She ran outside and huddled with her neighbors.

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