Saburo Nakamura, a son of the first head of Japan’s Mint Bureau was born in 1876, and he was raised by his relative in Fukuoka Prefecture.
Since he was training his Samurai swordsmanship and Judo skills in his childhood and learning English from an English man in his neighborhood, he had become excellent at those.
He became a military spy when he was 16 and went to Manchuria for espionage, and he came back to Japan as a survivor (less than 10% survival rate) and worked as a high translator.
At the age of 30, he had a type of Tuberculosis which top medical doctors at the time had no effective cure.
While medical doctors treated him to no avail, he went to USA to see the author of the New Thought book which he read and got impressed by, but the author didn’t take him so seriously.