Michiko Inukai

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Michiko Inukai
Michiko Inukai in Israel, 1959
Michiko Inukai in Israel, 1959
Born(1921-04-20)20 April 1921
Yotsuya, Tokyo
Died24 July 2017(2017-07-24) (aged 96)
OccupationAuthor
Period1958–2006
SpouseJorge Arantes (m. 1992–95)
Neil Murray (m. 2001–2017)
RelativesSadako Ogata

Michiko Inukai (犬養 道子, Inukai Michiko, 20 April 1921 – 24 July 2017) was a Japanese Roman Catholic author and philanthropist. She was the founder of the Michiko Inukai Foundation, which provides financial aid for refugees seeking education.

Inukai was the granddaughter of Prime Minister of Japan Tsuyoshi Inukai.

Her first book Ojosan Horoki was published in 1958, and she has since written essays about Bible and Christianity. Her bestseller Hanabana to Hoshiboshi to was featured in a TV drama in 1978.[1]

Inukai started charity in 1979. In 1983, she founded the Michiko Inukai Foundation to provide aid for refugees and internally displaced people in collaboration with the Jesuit Refugee Service.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 犬養道子基金とは. Yomiuri Shimbun morning edition (in Japanese). 2007-05-02. p. 15. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
  2. "ja:秋期キリスト教教育強調週間特別講演会" (in Japanese). Rakuno Gakuen University. 2002. Retrieved 2009-01-13.

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