Archive for June, 2011

by / on June 5, 2011 at 12:25 pm / in Interesting Japanese Christians!

Magdalene of Nagasaki

Saint Magdalene of Nagasaki (長崎のマグダレナ Nagasaki no Magudarena) was born in 1611 as the daughter of a Christian couple martyred about 1620. With the arrival of the Augustinian Order, Magdalene served as an Augustinian lay sister or tertiary, interpreter and catechist for Fathers Francis of Jesus Terrero and Vincent of Saint Anthony Simoens.In 1632, these two Augustinian friars, who had […]

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by / on June 5, 2011 at 11:59 am / in Interesting Japanese Christians!

Tadao Yanaihara

Tadao Yanaihara (矢内原 忠雄 Yanaihara Tadao, January 27, 1893 – December 25, 1961) was a Japanese economist, educator and Christian pacifist. The first director of Shakai Kagaku Kenkyűjo (Institute of Social Science or Shaken) at the University of Tokyo, studied at Toynbee Hall and School of Economics and Political Science (London School of Economics). Born in Ehime Prefecture, Yanaihara became […]

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by / on June 3, 2011 at 1:11 pm / in Interesting Japanese Christians!

Ōmura Sumitada: Japanese Daimyo!

Ōmura Sumitada From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ōmura Sumitada (1533-June 23, 1587) Japanese daimyo lord of the Sengoku period. He achieved fame throughout the country for being the first of the daimyo to convert to Christianity following the arrival of the Jesuit missionaries in the mid-16th century. Following his baptism, he was known as “Dom Bartolomeu”. Sumitada is also known […]

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by / on June 1, 2011 at 9:17 am / in Interesting Japanese Christians!

Nitobe Inazō

  Nitobe Inazō From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nitobe Inazō (新渡戸 稲造, 1 September 1862 – 15 October 1933) was a Japanese agricultural economist, author, educator, diplomat, politician, and Christian during Meiji and Taishō period Japan. Early Life Nitobe was born in Morioka, Mutsu Province (present-day Iwate Prefecture). His father was a retainer to the local daimyō of the Nambu […]

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