I am now doing some research work on the Bible translations in China. It is a very interesting theme to me. Hopefully I plan to complete it before the end of the year and publish it as a digital book (paper).
Friday, February 08, 2013
I will give a talk on my book, "How should Mormonism be viewed? A Third View" at Kodomo-no Shiro, Tokyo, on Feb. 16, 13:00-15:00. Mis Machiko Takayama will also talk at the occastion. Anyone is welcome!
Monday, January 14, 2013
This is my favorite drawing of Jesus in Gethsemane as I saw it when I was a boy in my parents' house in Nishinomiya, Japan. It was embroidered on a cloth base. More magnificent, solemn, and impressive than those produced later by other artists. Very unfortunate that I could not show this picture to my lds Sunday School class today in Takatsuki, Osaka.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Jiro Numano, "How should Mormonism be viewed? A Third Viewpoint.", originally uploaded by njflickrspace.
It is a compilation of my lifework viz., how I see my own religion, Mormonism. Currently my stance is of an objective but understanding researcher/observer. The book includes LDS history in Japan and problems they face. It is written in Japanese.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
I found a very good picture on a Chinese SMS site, QQ. Faces of deciples and Jesus are drawn to show western features, but the landscape behind is typically Chinese.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
I am about to finish writing a draft of my book on Mormonism in Japanese. It looks like a collection of my research papers, so I hope it will be edited to look more readable. The tentative title would be, "Mormonism I now know: a story by a convert who tries to be intellectually independent."