- Hikogoro Shigetomo
- Takayama Ukon
Married, layman, Christian samurai in 16th-century Japan. When Hideyoshi banned Christianity in Japan, Takayama refused to give up his faith, lost all his lands, assets, rank and power, and was exiled in 1614 when all Christians were ordered deported. Takayama chose his faith over his career, his position and his wealth. Martyr.
- 7 February 2017 by Pope Francis
- recognition celebrated at the Oskaka-jo Hall, Kyobashi, Osaka, Japan, presided by Cardinal Angelo Amato
- “Blessed Iustus Takayama Ukon“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 January 2017. Web. 21 January 2017. <>