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Person of the Year 6752

This year’s 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.

About Rev. Ken Joseph, Jr.

Rev. 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 Japan.An Assyrian, his grandparents escaped Northern Iraq during the Assyrian Holocaust of 1917 and came to the United States and settled in Chicago.

Ken 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 in Asia.

Ken 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 other gatherings.

Rev. 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!

He is currently working on a book about his experiences in Iraq and the current situation in the Middle East.



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