HIROSHI TAKASAKI'S HOMEPAGE
↑ Kakogawa Higashi Church
Roleystone Community Church
a Church of Christ
(in Western Australia)
Rev. Tim Atkinson
Yoko & Hiroshi's Album in Australia
Profile of Hiroshi Takasaki
He was born on February 4, 1931. He used to be the representative of
the coastal access right movement promotion whole country liaison conference.
When he was 23 years old,he entered Kyoto University Premedical Course but
hｅstudied philosophy. Later, he graduated from Kwansei Gakuin University
After leaving the graduate cours in 1965, he took his post as the
pastor of a Christian Church in Takasago city, Hyogo Pref, his ancestor's
In those days Kanegafuchi Chemical Industry Takasago factory manufactured
PCB and Mitsubishi Paper Mill produced non-carbon paper by using it.
Consequently The Inland Sea was contaminated and beautiful beaches were lost.
He saw it and felt he had to work out the environmental problems. So he
resigned from the church in 1969 . He became a leader of the whole country
movement that tried to defend the sea. He advocated a word " coastal access
He wrote the Coastal Access Right Declaration that begins with the
words‘Beach belongs to all people.’ And he obtained the sympathy and
support from the whole country. "Whatever kind of thought a human being may
have, he can't live if he ignores the nature, " he said, and walked in the
forefront of the Coastal Access Right Movement that integrated anti-pollution
movements and nature-protection movements.
(By Hisashi Maruyama "ASAHI WHO'S WHO DICTIONARY " , 1990 , the Asahi
Newspaper Publishing Company)
After that, He ruined his health by struggling against PCB incineration
and he went to Australia with his wife Yoko. He engaged in teaching Japanese
at the University of Western Australia. Every Sunday they went to a small
quiet church, Roleystone Congregational(now=Community) Church, in the forest
of eucalyptus trees. Those peaceful days of one and half year eased his mind
and prepared a new situation to his life. After homecoming they belong to
Japan Uniting Christian Church, Sone Church and Hiroshi was inaugurated as
Paster of it, and in March, 2003, he resigned it. Hiroshi has been working
since April 2004 as a minister of a small church, Kakogawa Higashi Church.
Knowing that the pastor of Roleystone Congregational Church（Now of another
church）, Rev. Tim Atkinson built a homepage, he made up his mind that he would
also preach Gospel by means of his own homepage. In March,2003 Hiroshi Takasaki
retired from the position.
My Basic Thought Present
I think that not only Christianity, but also many other religions in the
world had their own simple,universal, primitive religious experience before
developing their dogmas.
For example, Christianity has some primitive religious experiences behind
so-called KERUGMA, the trace of which we need to find out remaining in the
The primitive experience has something in common with the near-death
experience or such revelation experiences as Swedenborg had . And there is the
hope of eternal life here, I think.
Although the Christian gospel and forgiveness of the sin by Jesus Christ is
indispensable for myself, I think that we should also respect even other