Japan's first Christmas

Dec 24, 2016

Japan's first Christmas

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In a letter home to Portuguese brethren, Jesuit missionary Pedro de Alcacova writes of singing a Mass to Japanese believers in 1552: “Our voices weren’t good,” he recalls, “still the Christian believers rejoiced.” It was Christmas Eve in Yamaguchi, and the patience, if not ...

/ May 20, 2016

Putin may visit in December, meet Abe in Yamaguchi

Russian President Vladimir Putin may visit Japan at the end of the year, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s home prefecture of Yamaguchi possibly the venue for talks between the Russian and Japanese leaders, several sources linked to Japan-Russia relations said Thursday. According to the ...

Putin may pay visit to Abe's home turf in Yamaguchi

/ May 11, 2016

Putin may pay visit to Abe's home turf in Yamaguchi

Russian President Vladimir Putin may visit Yamaguchi Prefecture this autumn, diplomatic sources said Tuesday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s family home is located there, and it is the district he represents as a lawmaker. The sources said Abe issued the invitation while meeting with Putin ...