- Thomas Tsugi
- Thomas Tsughi
Born to the Japanese nobility. Educated by Jesuits at Arima, he joined the Society in 1587. Thomas traveled Japan and became known for his eloquent, persuasive preaching. His vocation was cut short when he was arrested and exiled to Macao because of his religion. Thomas returned to Japan in disguise and resumed his missionary work. He was soon recaptured and imprisoned for a year. Sentenced to death for his faith, he refused to use his family connections to gain his freedom. Martyr.
- if you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed Thomas, contact
Catholic Bishops‘ Conference of Japan
2-10-10 Shiomi Koto-ku
Tokyo 135-8585, JAPAN
- “Blessed Thomas Tsuji“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 September 2008. Web. 31 March 2015. <>