Bible Society of Japan

81 335670385

Kyobashi PO Box 6, Tokyo, 104-8601, Japan

The Japan Bible Society is a nondenominational Christian organization committed to translating and distributing the Bible in Japan. It was established in 1937 with the help of National Bible Society of Scotland (NBSS, now called the Scottish Bible Society), the American Bible Society, and British and Foreign Bible Society. About 2,390,000 copies of the Japanese translation of the Bible were distributed in Japan from 1945 to 1948. The "10 million Bible distribution movement" was influential in the country from 1949 to 1951. In 1969, the Japan Bible Society became an independently managed organization, no longer seeking financial support from its sister societies in the West. They claim about one million Bibles are sold in Japan every year, including a manga Bible.

Type iso Date English Title Vernacular Title
Bible jpn 1955 Japanese 1955 Colloquial Japanese 口語訳聖書
Bible jpn 1987 Japanese New Interconfessional Translation 新共同訳聖書
Bible jpn 2003 New Japanese Bible 新改訳聖書
Bible jpn 1873 Hepburn New Testament ヘボン訳新約聖書
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