Category Archive for "Japanese history"

A sapling planted in a swamp, or the history of Christianity in Japan

Many years ago I had a discussion about Christianity with a Japanese colleague. That was when I learned that Christianity had reached Japan in the 16th century but did not really spread. (In today’s Japan with its population of 130... Continue reading

Home of the Lord of the Heavens – Visiting the Japanese Imperial Palace

The Japanese Imperial Palace was one of the attractions I was determined to see when visiting Tokyo last year, since I was exceedingly curious about the home of the only monarch in the world still to be called an emperor.... Continue reading