Hymn Society in Japan

Hymn Society in Japan Influenced by the Hymn Explosion in English-speaking countries, many denominations in Japan began revising their existing hymnals and producing new ones in the late 20th century. Growing out of this development, the Hymn Society in Japan was founded in 2001 with the aim of fostering ecumenical studies, sharing new hymns and research both domestically and internationally, and promoting exchanges for further developments in Japanese hymnody.  Consisting of 150 members in 20 denominations, the Hymn Society in Japan hosts an annual conference, regional seminars, and workshops where participants have opportunities to learn from international speakers and from other...

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