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Kagawa, Toyohiko

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Born: 1888 AD
Died: 1960 AD, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: Japanese
Categories: Activists

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1888 - Born on July 10th in Kobe, Japan. Japanese Christian evangelist, humanitarian, and labor leader

1912 - Unionized the shipyard workers.

1914-1916 - He spent two years at Princeton studying techniques for the relief of poverty.

1918-1921 - He organized unions among factory workers and among farmers.

1923 - He was asked to supervise social work in Tokyo.

1925 - He worked for universal male suffrage which was granted and for laws more favorable to trade unions.

1940 - He founded the Anti-War League and was arrested after publicly apologizing to China for the Japanese invasion of that country.

1941 - He visited the United States in an attempt to avert war between Japan and the United States.

1960 - Died on April 23rd in Tokyo.

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