The 131st lecture HEIWA845 March 25th (Wed), Joe Niijima, Nineth
Niijima was introduced to Hardy, the president of the shipping company. Hardy was struck by reading the "Written Reason for Deportation" written by Yozo all night, and believed that meeting this young man was God's guidance, and decided to support him both physically and mentally. Joe had enrolled in the Phillips Academy, whose board is Hardy. After that, he was baptized in 1866 to become a Christian and went to Amherst University in 1867. He experienced dormitory life here. Roommates testified to him as "cleanliness, thorough Christianity, a complete gentleman". What was remarkable about the great success of Tsuyoshi after that was that he accompanied the Iwakura Mission and visited the United States and European countries. Xiang served as an interpreter and guide. The tour of the Iwakura Mission took place over a year from 1872 (Meiji 5). The people of the delegation were greatly helped by Joe.It was on November 29, 1874 that he returned to Japan and reunited with his family. New activity in Japan begins.