Abstract from 8/9/2002 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium
Title: The Rough And Ready Baptism Period In Japan
From 1979 to 1981, requirements for Japanese convert baptisms were loosened and area administrator pressured mission presidents to increase the number of baptisms. The result was a large number of converts who mostly left the Church. Are there still scars from this policy? How do converts from this period feel? How about the members called to visit them? How has this period affected Japanese perceptions of the Church?
Presenter: Jiro Numano
The presenter plans to publish a paper on this issue in future.