Neeshima, Joseph Hardy, Lld
Neeshima, Joseph Hardy, LL.D.
a Japanese educator and missionary, was born at Yeddo, Japan, February 15, 1844. He found his way as a boy to America, and adopted the name of his benefactor, the captain of the ship in which he came. After studying in the Phillips Andover Academy, and graduating from the scientific department of Amherst College in 1870, he graduated from Andover Theological Seminary in the special course of 1874, and in the same year was sent to his own country by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. In 1875 he became the founder and president of the training-school which afterwards became Doshisha College. He died January 23, 1890. See (Am.) Cong. Year-book, 1891.