* 30.09.1926 - † 06.09.2018
Announcement of the Passing of the Rev. Dr. Toshihiro Takami, Honorary President
Glory be to God in the Highest!
It is with great sadness that we bring this announcement. The Rev. Dr. Toshihiro Takami, Honorary President of the Asian Rural Institute (Nasushiobara, Tochigi, Japan) passed away at the Maronie Nursing Care Facility at 10:18pm on Thursday, September 6th. He was 91 years old. His was a life sacrificed for the Lord and for the Asian Rural Institute.
The Rev. Dr. Toshihiro Takami was born in the Northeast Part of the Chinese People’s Republic, formerly known as Manchuria, and returned to Japan at the age of 10. He attended College at Doane University, Seminary at Yale Divinity School and Fuller Seminary. An ordained minister of the United Church of Christ in Japan (UCCJ), he served as the Director of the Southeast Asian Course of the Seminary for Rural Evangelism from 1962 until founding the Asian Rural Institute in 1973.
From 1973 – 1993, he was Chair of the Board and was the Director of the Asian Rural Institute Leaders Training Course from 1973 until 1989. He continued as the Honorary President from 1993. In 1996 he received the Ramon Magsaysay award for Peace and International Understanding. In 2012 he received the William Sloane Coffin Award for Peace and Justice – Yale Divinity School (New Haven, Connecticut).
The funeral was attended only by Rev. Dr. Takami’s family members. A farewell service at ARI is planned for December.
Rev. Masaoki Hoshino, Board Chair
The Asian Rural Institute
(Ms. Kathy Froede, Ecumenical Relations, 0287-36-3111, email@example.com).
Announcement of farewell service of the late Dr. Toshihiro Takami, Honorary President of Asian Rural Institute
The Rev. Dr. Toshihiro Takami, Honorary President of the Asian Rural Institute (Nasushiobara, Tochigi, Japan) passed away on Thursday, September 6th. His life was dedicated to the Lord and for the service of nurturing global rural leaders. Asian Rural Institute will have a farewell service as following: Date: December 13th, 2018 Thursday Time: 13:30 to 16:00 At Asian Rural Institute Koinonia dining hall.
Shuttle bus: 12:30 from JR Nasushiobara station (West exit) to ARI 16:30 from ARI to JR Nasushiobara station Please come in casual attire Please send your intentions of attending to Asian Rural Institute office 0287-36-3111, firstname.lastname@example.org.