Teru Hasegawa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Teru Hasegawa
Teru Hasegawa.JPG
Native name 長谷川テル
Born Hasegawa Teruko

(1912-03-07)March 7, 1912
Died January 14, 1947(1947-01-14) (aged 34)
Nationality Japanese
Other names “Verda Majo” (Green May)

Teru Hasegawa (長谷川テル, Hasegawa Teru) (7 March 1912 – 14 January 1947) was a Japanese Esperantist,[1] also known by her Esperanto pen name Verda Majo (green May).[1][2]


Teru Hasegawa was born Hasegawa Teruko (長谷川照子) in 1912 as the second of three children. In 1929 she enrolled at the Women’s College of Education in Nara prefecture. She became acquainted to leftist literary circles, and Esperantist circles. She married Liu Ren, who was from Manchuria, in 1936.[2] In April 1937 she went to China. She joined the Chinese resistance to Japan, where she made broadcasts aimed at the Japanese Army.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Hasegawa Teru". Nihon jinmei daijiten+Plus (in Japanese). Kōdansha. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b Gotelind Müller (2013). "Hasegawa Teru Alias Verda Majo (1912-1947): A Japanese woman esperantist in the Chinese anti-Japanese war of resistance" (PDF). University of Heidelberg.
  3. ^ "Verda Majo – A Sincere Friend Dedicated to China". China.org.cn. 2005-11-18.

Further reading[edit]

  • Barak Kushner (2006). "The Thought War Japanese Imperial Propaganda". University of Hawai'i Press. ISBN 978-0-8248-2920-9. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  • Crossing Empire's Edge: Foreign Ministry Police and Japanese Expansionism in Northeast Asia By Erik Esselstrom Page 139

External links[edit]