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However, Ukon was defiant as he refused to give in to anti-religious sentiments, saying that he would rather give up everything he owned.
Last year Ukon initially targeted men when he introduced the swords in an exercise class in his mirror-walled aerobics studio - but instead found women enthusiastically flocking to the martial workout.
On 8 November 1614, Naito Julia and fourteen members of the Miyako no bikuni left Nagasaki on a ship bound for Manila, in the company of twenty-three Jesuit missionaries (including Father Morejon), fifteen dojuku, Lord Takayama Ukon Justo and his family, Lord Naito Tokuan Joao and his family, and several other Christians.
The two-act opera, ''Lord Takayama Ukon,'' is a co-production by the Tokyo Opera Association and the Catholic University of Santo Tomas in Manila.
A statuette of Takayama Ukon, a Christian daimyo exiled to the Philippines, was presented Wednesday to the lone surviving family member of a former Philippine president whose wife, three children and five relatives were slain by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.
JAL flight attendant Yukiko Ukon, 25, said she would be happy if the services are remembered by the families as part of their holidays.
His Eminence said this to the faithful who attended Saturday's Mass at the Manila Cathedral for the first Feast Day of Blessed Justo Takayama Ukon.
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urged the faithful to emulate Blessed Justo Takayama Ukon, a Japanese Christian who was persecuted for his faith and died in exile here.
She is hoping that their award will also inspire other Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in their barangay indi lang gali kinahanglan naton nga mag-angkon sang mataas nag pwesto sa aton sosyudad ukon magmanggaranon para makabulig sa aton komunidad, maging role model sa aton panimalay kag sa aton komunidad.
46 billion), prune extract leads, with rising stars since 2005 being evening primrose oil, ukon, ginkgo biloba, ginseng and garlic.
Gareth Hall, head of the economy and transport division of the Welsh Assembly Government, told the MPs Wales had a comparable record to other parts of the UKon winning 2012-related business contracts.