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Kagawa Toehiko

( Japanese social reformer and religious leader.)

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Biography Kagawa Toehiko
(1888-1960)
Born in Kobe July 10, 1888. In youth to Christianity. The scholarship went to a Christian mission in Tokyo Presbyterian College, where he studied in 1905-1908. Settled in the slums in Sinkava, where he helped the poor. Written books before dawn (1924) and Psychology of poverty, which forced the Japanese government to pay attention to the problems of the poor.
In 1916-1918 he studied at Princeton University. After returning to Japan in 1918, organized by Federation of Labor, later Farmers Union. Been arrested during the rice riots of 1919 and dockers' strikes in 1921. After the earthquake of 1923 went to Tokyo to establish the social services, has reorganized the work of the Bureau of Social Welfare. Supported the cooperative movement, which existed in Japan from about 1900. He founded schools, hospitals, churches and helped spread Christianity. He was imprisoned by the Japanese authorities in 1940 for violating the laws of war. During the Second World War led the anti-war propaganda, and later became one of the leaders of the struggle for democracy. Kagawa is the author of 134 published works, among them - Jesus Christ, and Japan (1934); Business Fellowship (1936), See the man (1941) and Love - the law of life (1951).

Died Kagawa in Tokyo April 23, 1960.


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