In his youth Tsuchihashi wore the two swords signifying membership in a samurai warrior family, but he became attracted to Christianity. He entered the Jesuits at 22, was baptized “Paul” and journeyed to
to enter a Jesuit novitiate. China
He pursued his studies in
Paris, developing a knowledge of astronomy that led to his appointment as observatory director at the Jesuit Aurora University in . When the order founded Shanghai Sophia University in in 1913 Father Paul returned to his homeland and remained on the faculty until his death. During World War II he was president of the university. Tokyo
In recent years he had been proof reading a new 13 – volume Chinese dictionary.
"I believe I can finish the job by the time I am 100,” he said on his 95th birthday. Finding an average of mistake per page in a work which already had been checked by leading scholars, the priest corrected six of the 13 volumes before he died.
Link (here) to the magazine entitled Black Belt published in July 1965