Tōten Miyazaki

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Tōten Miyazaki

Tōten Miyazaki (宮崎 滔天 Miyazaki Tōten?) or Torazō Miyazaki (1871–1922) was a Japanese philosopher who aided and supported Sun Yat-sen during the Xinhai Revolution. While Sun was in Japan, he assisted Sun in his travels as he was wanted by authorities.[1]

In one case, he registered under the name Nakayama (中山) at the "Crane Hotel" (對鶴館). This name would later be converted to the more popular Chinese name Sun Zhong-shan (孫中山).[1] While Miyazaki Toten had the same ideals as Sun, they could not communicate by speaking, due to their different languages. They communicated by writing Kanji back and forth on paper.[2]

On 7 September 1900, Sun's first overseas visit to Singapore was to rescue Miyazaki Toten who was arrested there. This act resulted in his own arrest and a ban from visiting the island for five years.

The Nanjing Historical Remains Museum of Chinese Modern History has bronze statues of Sun and Miyazaki placed alongside each other.

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  1. ^ a b Singtao daily. Saturday edition. Oct 23, 2010. 特別策劃 section A18. Sun Yat-sen Xinhai revolution 100th anniversary edition 民國之父.
  2. ^ "九州荒尾男の事 - 太陽報" (in Chinese). The-sun.on.cc. Retrieved 2011-09-26.