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Copyright © Barbara R. Sims, 1989

Digital text (with minor revisions) © 2000 by Barbara R. Sims and
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             Contents:

          Frontispiece ........................................................i
          Dedication .........................................................ii
          Foreword ..........................................................iii
     1.   'Abdu'l-Bahá in Oakland, California in 1912 .........................1 
     2.   The First Bahá'í Group in the Pacific ...............................8
     3.   The First Japanese Bahá'ís .........................................10
     4.   'Abdu'l-Bahá's Prayer for Japan ....................................23
     5.   The First Public Meeting in Japan ..................................24
     6.   Miss Agnes B. Alexander, Daughter of the Kingdom ...................26
     7.   Dr. George Jacob Augur .............................................30
     8.   The First Photograph of a Bahá'í Meeting in Japan ..................33
     9.   A Garden Party .....................................................34
    10.   A Gathering to Meet Tagore of India ................................35
    11.   Mr. Kikutaro Fukuta ................................................35
    12.   Miss Yuri (Yuriko) Mochizuki .......................................37
    13.   A Bahá'í Girls' Class in Tokyo .....................................38
    14.   The Faith Spreads to Kobe in 1920 ..................................40
    15.   A Christmas Party in Tokyo, 1920 ...................................41
    16.   Mrs. May Bolles Maxwell ............................................42
    17.   Japanese Dolls to Sell for the House of Worship ....................43
    18.   Auntie Victoria ....................................................44
    19.   Mr. Tokujiro Torii .................................................47
    20.   Akira Torii ........................................................49
    21.   The Blind in Japan Receive the Light ...............................51
    22.   Mr. Daiun Inouye and Mr. Sensui Saiki ..............................54
    23.   Mrs. Ida Finch .....................................................56
    24.   The Faith Reaches Korea from Japan in 1921 .........................58
    25.   Viscount Eiichi Shibusawa ..........................................62
    26.   Confirmed Bahá'ís, 1922 ............................................64
    27.   Mr. Susumu Aibara ..................................................65
    28.   The Kanto Earthquake ...............................................67
    29.   China ..............................................................72
    30.   Miss Martha Root and Mrs. Keith Ransom-Kehler ......................75
    31.   The Emperor of Japan ...............................................81
    32.   Japan Religious Conference .........................................82
    33.   A Meeting at a Buddhist Temple .....................................84
    34.   Beatrice Erskine Lane Suzuki .......................................84
    35.   Two Persian Bahá'ís Visit Japan ....................................85
    36.   Miss Alexander Introduces the Faith in Hokkaido ....................88
    37.   Dr. Rokuichiro Masujima ............................................90
    38.   The First Local Spiritual Assembly in Japan ........................92
    39.   Kudan Ue ...........................................................93
    40.   Esperanto and English Clubs, and Other Organizations ...............93
    41.   The Crossing ......................................................110
    42.   A Tea Party .......................................................111
    43.   Mr. Fujita's Mother ...............................................112
    44.   A Japanese Scroll Hangs in the Holy Land ..........................113
    45.   In the Holy Land ..................................................114
    46.   The Years Between and the Later Years .............................115
    47.   Naw-Rúz, 1948 .....................................................116
    48.   At Kudan ..........................................................120
    49.   In Tokyo ..........................................................121
    50.   Two Bahá'ís .......................................................126
    51.   The First Persian Pioneer Families Settle in Japan, 1953 ..........126
    52.   The Faith Spreads to Other Areas ..................................128
    53.   A Public Meeting in Osaka and Early Groups ........................130
    54.   The Tokyo Haziratu'l-Quds .........................................132
    55.   The First Asian Regional Teaching Conference ......................136
                   and Further Expansion 
    56.   The First Convention of the Bahá'ís of North ......................145
                   East Asia, 1957  
    57.   Anthony Yuen Seto, 1890-1957 ......................................148
    58.   Early Activities ..................................................150
    59.   The First Bahá'í Marriage of Japanese Believers ...................151
    60.   Participation in Conferences in the 1950s  ........................153
                   and 1960s, and One in 1970 
    61.   The First Summer School under the .................................160
                   Guardian's Six Year Plan for Japan, Takarazuka, 1957  
    62.   The Development of the Local Spiritual ............................161
                   Assemblies in Japan  
    63.   Nagasaki, and the First Bahá'ís in Kyushu .........................172
    64.   Expansion in the Late 1950s .......................................176
    65.   The Third Summer School ...........................................181
    66.   In Osaka ..........................................................182
    67.   Teaching in Hokkaido and the ......................................183
                   Development of the Faith Among the Ainu  
    68.   A Bahá'í Children's Class .........................................197
    69.   Delegates to the 1962 National Convention .........................197
    70.   At the London Congress, 1963 ......................................198
    71.   The Sixth National Spiritual Assembly .............................199
                   of North East Asia 
    72.   Two Birthday Parties ..............................................200
    73.   Dr. Mizuno Speaks at Summer Schools ...............................202
    74.   More Activities in the 1960s ......................................203
    75.   Hand of the Cause Miss Alexander ..................................208
                   Spends Two Years in the Hospital in Tokyo  
    76.   The Ashiya Bahá'í Cemetery ........................................211
    77.   Three Japanese Bahá'ís Abroad .....................................213
    78.   Bernard Leach, English Potter, Author, Artist, Poet, and Bahá'í ...216
    79.   The Continental Board of Counsellors ..............................219
    80.   Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands ...........................................223
    81.   The North Pacific Oceanic Conference,  ............................227
                   Sapporo, Hokkaido, September, 1971  
    82.   Visits to Japan by Hands of the Cause and .........................230
                   Other Special Bahá'ís  
    83.   The Spiritual Axis Between Japan and Australia  ...................269
          Afterword .........................................................273
          Bibliography ......................................................276
  



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