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Tohoku, the Scotland of Japan by Christopher Noss

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Published by Board of Foreign Missions, Reformed Church in the United States in Philadelphia, Pa .
Written in English



  • Japan.


  • Missions -- Japan,
  • Japan

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementby Christopher Noss and associates of the Tohoku mission.
LC ClassificationsBV3445 .N7
The Physical Object
Pagination304 p., [38] p. of plates :
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6607070M
LC Control Number18007733

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