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Feastday: August 19

Death: 1622


Japanese martyr. A sailor, he was a member of the crew of the ship which carried Blessed Joachim Firayama to Japan. Protestant allies of the Japanese Shogunate took possession of the vessel, and the crew and passengers were arrested and condemned. James was executed by beheading at Nagasaki.


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