Interesting Japanese Christians!

by / on August 11, 2014 at 6:16 am / in Interesting Japanese Christians!, Roman Catholic Missions

Christian Martyrs 0f 1619 in Kyoto!

Christian Martyrs 0f 1619 in Kyoto! I would like to start with an apology to my readers, it’s been a while that I have posted a new segment of the Otis Cary book. I will do my best to continue where I left off. Thank you for your interest in this subject! Hugo for JCH. A good friend of mine, […]

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by / on July 13, 2012 at 1:40 am / in Interesting Japanese Christians!

Tojohiko Kagawa, Japan, Christian-Social Reformer!

Toyohiko Kagawa (賀川 豊彦) was a Japanese Christian pacifist, Christian reformer, and labour activist. Kagawa wrote, spoke, and worked at length on ways to employ Christian principles in the ordering of society and cooperatives. His vocation to help the poor led him to live among them. He established schools, hospitals, and churches. Kagawa was born in Kobe, Japan to a […]

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by / on October 12, 2011 at 3:06 am / in Interesting Japanese Christians!

Miki Sawada: Mother of Two Thousand Children

Following the defeat of WWII, while many Japanese racially mixed babies were abondoned by their parents, Miki Sawada dedicated her life to take care of the orphans. With many American military servicemen residing in Japan to help rebuild the country, unwanted pregnancies between American men and Japanese women were not unusual. However, racially mixed children, particularly of American decent, were […]

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by / on June 7, 2011 at 7:29 am / in Interesting Japanese Christians!

Ebara Soroku

Ebara Soroku (March 10, 1842 – May 19, 1922) was a samurai of the late Edo period who went on to become an educator and politician in the Meiji era. Biography: Ebara was born in Edo as the son of a lesser retainer of the Tokugawa Shogunate, but was an exceptionally talented scholar and selected for the Shogunal military academy […]

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by / on June 6, 2011 at 2:06 am / in Interesting Japanese Christians!

Tsuda Umeko

Tsuda Umeko (December 31, 1864 – August 16, 1929) was an educator who pioneered in education for women in Meiji period Japan. Originally named Tsuda Mume, with mume or ume referring to the Japanese plum, she went by the name Ume Tsuda while studying in the United States before changing her name to Umeko in 1902. Tsuda Umeko was born […]

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by / on June 5, 2011 at 12:41 pm / in Interesting Japanese Christians!

Paulo Miki

Paulo Miki (パウロ三木, c.1562[1] – 5 February 1597) was a Roman Catholic Japanese Jesuit seminarian, martyr and saint, one of the Twenty-six Martyrs of Japan. Paulo Miki was born into a wealthy Japanese family. He was educated by the Jesuits in Azuchi and Takatsuki. He joined the Society of Jesus and became a well known and successful preacher – gaining […]

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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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