Members Without a Church : Latter-day Saints in Japan from 1924 to 1945
Gessel, Van C.,Neilson, Reid L.
Taking the Gospel to the Japanese, 1901 to 2001
Brigham Young University
Conkling focuses on the faithful Latter-day Saints who were almost totally isolated in Japan after the closing of the Mission. He explains how some members remained close to the gospel without Church structure, while others felt abandoned and returned to their old lifestyles.