She was a strong-minded, intelligent girl who later went on to be educated at the Bryn Mawr College in Philadelphia.
She returned to Japanese to do two things.
1. Start a YMCA. She wanted to foster good friendships among girls that she saw established at the Y in the States. She worked at the Y for 20 years, developing life-long friendships with people world-wide.
2. To start a school for girls. At this school she taught not only the normal Japanese subjects but also Faith in God and vegetable and fruit tree propagation as well. Her goal was to establish faithful Christian believers who were well-rounded in their education, and able to take care of themselves and their families. She maintained her school and it's focus throughout World War II despite government disapproval.
She was a firm advocate for good Japanese-Western relations. She had a firm love for her students and only wanted what was best for them.
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