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Jokichi Takamine was born in Takaoka, Toyama, Japan, in 1854. While still a baby, he moved to Kanazawa, where his physician father noticed the young boy’s aptitude for both languages and science and encouraged him to pursue his interests, even if it meant leaving home. So it was that, at the tender age of 12, he won a scholarship to study Western science and moved almost 1000 miles west to Nagasaki...


1827 June 18 – Seiichi Takamine, his father, was born in Takaoka city, Kaga-han, an old feudal domain, Etchū province, Japan. He was born into a family of samurai physicians (Kanazawa Furusato Ijinkan).

1835 March 25 – Yukiko Tsuda, his mother, was born in Takaoka, Kaga-han, Etchū province, Japan. Her family owned and ran a sake (rice wine) factory...