years votes are in. The Assyrian Person and Event
of the year 6752 (April 2002 March 2003) were chosen
from among the 1660 votes received by Zinda Magazine. Rev.
Ken Joseph, Jr. was selected as Person of the Year.
Ken Joseph Jr. was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, where
his parents met following the call of General Douglas McArthur
for 10,000 young Americans to come and help rebuild postwar
Assyrian, his grandparents escaped Northern Iraq during the
Assyrian Holocaust of 1917 and came to the United States and
settled in Chicago.
graduated from the Christian Academy in Japan and Biola University
in La Mirada, California, with degrees in Intercultural Communications
and Mass Communications, returning to Japan in 1987.A
Christian minister, Rev. Ken Joseph Jr. currently serves as
a pastor in Tokyo Japan, is Founder & Director of The
Japan Helpline, a worldwide 24-hour emergency hotline
and relief assistance organization, and is Founder & Director
of the Japan-based Keikyo
Institute, which studies the historical roots of Christianity
Joseph Jr, is well known in Japan, where he has just completed
his eighth book in Japanese, hosts a radio program, serves
as a commentator on numerous television programs, writes regular
columns in Japan`s major newspapers, and is much in demand
throghout Japan to speak at universities, public forums and
Joseph has a Radio Program, column and has just completed
his eighth book - all in Japanese! Because of the fact that
all his writing and activity is in Japanese, his pre-war `anti-war`
credentials do not show up simply because all his comments
and writings were in Japanese!
is currently working on a book about his experiences in Iraq
and the current situation in the Middle East.