Nebraska Authors

William Axling

Born 1873-08-09 Omaha, NE (USA)

Died 1963-02-24
Los Angeles, CA (USA)

Gothenburg, NE (USA)
Gothenburg Cemetery

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Gothenburg, NE
Lincoln, NE
Rochester, NY
Los Angeles, CA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Japan; Japanese-American relations; Missionaries in Japan; Christianity


Bachelor of Arts, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Doctorate of Divinity, Rochester Theological Seminary, Rochester, NY


Social Welfare Worker
Lecturer on Japanese and American Relations

Places Worked

Founder and Superintendent, Tokoyo Misaki Tabernacle
Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Japanese Language School and Institute of Japanese Studies


On the Trail of the Truth About Japan. 1922.
Japan on the Upward Trail. 1923.
Japan Wonders Why? 1924.
Kagawa. 1932.
Christ and Japan. 1934.
Japan at the Midcentury; Leaves from Life. 1955.

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