50 years ago

September 2, 2016:

It was appropriate that I woke up this morning dreaming I was in Japan and speaking Japanese, for it was 50 years ago today that June and I, along with Keith and Kathy, woke up for the first time on Japanese soil.

We arrived in Yokohama Harbor early on the morning of September 1 after our delightful 13-day trip across the Pacific Ocean aboard the President Cleveland steamship.

That first day and the first week was an exciting and enjoyable time, and it is hard to believe that it was 50 years ago.

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About Leroy Seat

* Born in Grant City, MO, on 8/15/1938 * Graduated from Southwest Baptist College (Bolivar, MO) in 1957 (A.A.) * Graduated from William Jewell College (Liberty, MO) in 1959 (A.B.) * Graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY) in 1962 (B.D., equivalent of M.Div.) * Received the Doctor of Philosophy degree in theology from SBTS. * Baptist missionary to Japan from 1966 to 2004. * Full-time faculty member at Seinan Gakuin University (Fukuoka, Japan) from 1968 to 2004. * Adjunct professor at Rockhurst University from 2006 to 2014.
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