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.