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Anjirō (アンジロー) or Yajirō (ヤジロー, ヤジロウ), later known as Paulo de Santa Fé, was a Japanese interpreter from Satsuma Province. After committing a murder, he fled to Portuguese Malacca alongside adventurer and writer Fernão Mendes Pinto. In Malacca he sought out Saint Francis Xavier (1506–1552) and returned to Japan with him as an interpreter. Along with Xavier, Anjirō returned to Japan with two other Jesuits, two Japanese companions, and a Chinese companion who had been baptized to Catholicism to form the first Jesuit mission to Japan.
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