1982 年 1983 巻 15 号 p. 159-170
Mr. Rinnosuke Kagatani (1900-65), a teacher of English, was born in Tokyo. After finishing a Lower Secondary School affiliated to Tokyo Higher Normal School, he was registered at Yamaguchi Higher Commercial School (now Yamaguchi University) and completed the whole course of that school in 1922.
As I have put his life down on my Japanese paper, he went into business, at first, but, owing to his family circumstances, soon he went into teaching in Tokyo, and taught English at several preparatory schools, such as Kensugakkan, Sundai Higher Preparatory School, Seisoku English School, etc., for nearly half a century, and ended in a veteran teacher of an examinee's English.
Through his teaching career, he wrote so many reference books for the study of English and prepared so many textbooks, as the list of Japanese paper shows, perhaps they are 100 in number including some translations and the others, that he was always busy both at home and out of doors. Consequently he was obliged to waste his energy and overwork seemed to hasten his death. He passed away at the age of 64 in 1965.
The achievement of Mr. Kagatani, however, who dedicated himself to the world of an examinee's English nealy half a century, was meritorious, and will remain for a long time.