Mission Photograph Album - Japan - O.P. #01 Page 0111
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69645 Col. Oshima of Kumamoto, Kyushu. One of the flaming evangelists in
Southern Japan. Retired from active service in the Army of Japan, but very
active in the Army of Christ.
69646 Saburo Shimada, Tokyo. Born 1852 in a humble family attached to the
Shogun, Tokyo. In 1868 he went to Shizuoka where he entered the Military
School at Numanzu. Four years later he went to Tokyo as an assisstant in
the Translating Bureau of the Department of Finance. After two years
there, he went to Yokohama and studied English under Rev. Brown soon
becoming the Chief editor of the Yokohama Daily News. In 1880 he became
the Secretary of the Educational Dept. Two years afterwards the proprietor
and Editor-in-chief of the Tokyo Mainichi, one of the powerful dailies of
the capital. In 1891 he was elected as a member of the Diet from Yokohama
City, four years later becoming the Vice President of the Diet, and in 1895
was mede President of the Diet. There is today no more powreful speaker in
the Diet than this defender of righteousness and leader of Temperance.
64943 Okada Bunji, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Dept., Tokyo. He
writes:"Aoyama Gakuin, Tokyo, is the school which gave me both mental and
scientific refinement in a most thorough manner therefore my heart is full
of gratitude to the school."
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